"Cohousing members aren’t insular" headlined the most recent "letter to the editor" to be published in local newspapers by people who support Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing, a mixed-generation cohousing project forming in Eugene, Ore.
"Who would have thought when I met seven other families 3 1/2 years ago to learn about their vision to build a cohousing community in Eugene, that it would become such a heartache for the people living on Oakleigh Lane?" wrote Laura Fischrup in the Oct. 21 Eugene Register-Guard.
"It’s hard for me to believe that having 28 households who wish to reduce their footprint by living in smaller spaces; reduce their impact by carpooling, biking and riding the bus; reduce their consumerism by sharing a lawn mower, shovels, tools, lawn furniture and, yes, maybe a car, and, in the long run, develop meaningful, supportive relationships, is a bad thing." Read Laura's entire letter.
As full-on supporters of the City Club of Eugene with our individual memberships and Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing sponsorship, an especially hearty thank you to the speakers at yesterday's program, "Digital Disruption of Media: Learning to Embrace the Change." In their prepared comments and during the Q&A, KLCC General Manager John Stark, Eugene Weekly Associate Editor Camilla Mortensen and Mark Blaine of the UO's School of Journalism and Communication took us behind-the-scenes for a look at the past, present and future of the news. We also appreciated your insight about the "letters to the editor" section, online comments and op-ed pieces.