Activist Alert 5-26-2016

 • The city of Eugene received an application for a 10-year property tax exemption under the Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption (MUPTE) Program and it is taking public comments on the proposal. According to the city, “The Olive Lofts in Eugene is a proposed 5-story, 36-unit housing with ground floor commercial space at 844 Olive Street. The property is currently vacant and was formerly Rogue Public House (restaurant and brewery).” You can see the application online at or view it at the Eugene Permit and Information Center, 99 W. 10th Avenue, between 9 am and 5 pm, weekdays. Written comments may be submitted to Amanda Nobel Flannery, City of Eugene Planning and Development Department, 99 W. 10th Avenue or For more info, call 541-682-5535. Comments must be in by 5 pm Wednesday, June 8.

• If you live in Springfield and pick up your dog’s poop, you can enter the Canines for Clean Water Calendar Contest. Springfield’s Development & Public Works Department is kicking off the Canines for Clean Water Calendar Contest for 2017. To enter, dog owners must live in Springfield and pledge to pick up their pup’s poop. You can enter either via email or on Facebook by going to and posting a photo of your dog along with #CaninePledge #SpringfieldRes. Or email a photo of your dog and include in your email: #CaninePledge #SpringfieldRes to The contest runs from through June 24. Go to for more info.

Eugene Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be wearing orange and marching in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day. To join, meet at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street, at 5 pm June 2 and walk to the corner of Oak and 8th to hear from community leaders starting at 6 pm. For more info contact Rev. Adam Briddell or check out