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Speakers:
Brittany Quick-Warner, President and CEO, Eugene Chamber of Commerce
Claire Syrett – Eugene City Council, Ward 7

Program Coordinator: Jon Belcher

On November 7th, Eugene voters will decide whether to approve a third bond measure to fix streets and fund bicycle and pedestrian projects. At a cost of $51.2 million, this would fund rebuilding 78 streets among the 91 listed projects. Two advocates will speak on this important transportation measure that will appear on mail-in ballots.

Brittany Quick-Warner will speak for the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, which has endorsed the measure and submitted an argument in support in the voters’ pamphlet. Councilor Claire Syrett, along with Eugene City Councilors Greg Evans and Alan Zelenka, also submitted arguments in support.

There are two arguments in opposition in the City of Eugene Voters’ Pamphlet. City Club has been unable to get those who submitted the arguments or any other individuals opposing the ballot measure to participate in this Friday Forum. Issues that opponents have raised include the amount of bicycle/pedestrian funding and whether or not road projects will continue to be funded via consecutive bond measures. Jon Belcher, as program coordinator, will ask a series of clarifying questions focused on these issues.

Speaker Biographies:

Brittany Quick-Warner is the newly appointed President and CEO of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Quick-Warner was Director of Business Advocacy for the Chamber. She led the Chamber’s public policy and leadership development efforts including staff support for the Local Government Affairs Council and the Board of Directors in the arena of public policy. She and her husband also own a local business.

Claire Syrett represents Ward 7 on the Eugene City Council. She has also served on the City of Eugene Budget Committee since 2006. Syrett lives in the Whiteaker neighborhood with her husband Davey and their two dogs.