If you’re local to Eugene and concerned about the rights and treatment of unhoused folks in our community, please consider making your views known to the City Council, the Police Commission, or the Human Rights Commission. Testifying in public is an effective and powerful way of sharing your views and concerns as a member of the community, and it can often have a significant impact on local officials.
Tips: If you plan on testifying at a public meeting, come at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the meeting to sign up. Keep in mind that in most instances, you will be limited to three minutes at the microphone.
All City Council meetings take place at Harris Hall, inside the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 E. 8th Avenue. If you wish to speak, please arrive at least ten minutes prior in order to sign up.
Police Commission meetings take place at Police Headquarters, 300 Country Club Road.
Human Rights Commission meetings take place in the Sloat Room, Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Avenue.
The Board of County Commissioners legislates and administers County government within the limits of its authority granted in the Lane County Home Rule Charter.
The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) provides advice to the Board of County Commissioners and the intergovernmental Human Services Commission with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County.