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Lisa Warnes For Council Ward 2

“I am running for Eugene City Council because I know and love Eugene and am proud to call it home. I will work for the residents first and foremost. Together, let’s build a more inclusive, sustainable, and thriving Eugene.”

— Lisa Warnes

Lisa Warnes has deep roots in South Eugene. She has lived in Ward 2 for more than 40 years, working as a residential remodeling contractor for the past 25 years. Before that she worked as a member of Burly Design Cooperative.

Lisa led the successful fight to protect 40-acres of fragile forest land from development in the southeast hills of Eugene. That land is now a beautiful addition to the Eugene Parks System.

Lisa served on the Southeast Neighbors Board for six years. She is a former member of the Eugene Planning Commission. As a volunteer with Save the Pets for six years as an adoption and foster care coordinator she worked with teams of people who saved more than 200 dogs and puppies each year. Lisa served as a steering committee member on the pilot project that resulted in the Southeast Neighbors Disaster Preparedness Program. She continues to volunteer in disaster preparedness.

Lisa has a commitment to the livability of neighborhoods, and protection of the environment. She is a member of the Choctaw Nation and will work to represent people of all socio-economic backgrounds. She is a former musician and helped to launch community music broadcasts on KRVM radio.

As a neighborhood leader and dedicated environmentalist Lisa will bring common sense perspectives to the City Council. She will work for positive solutions to the City’s problems and advocate for a more transparent and accountable government that works for all residents of Eugene.

“Lisa has demonstrated strong leadership in her environmental and neighborhood work for many years. I support Lisa because I believe she has the right values to represent the residents of Eugene.”

-Betty Taylor, Ward 2 City Councilor, 1997 to 2021

Here are some issues I intend to work on as your Eugene City Councilor:

Affordable Housing & Homelessness

  • Protect our existing housing and advocate for initiatives to lessen the affordability crisis.
  • Support the development of small and diverse housing options, including affordable rentals and first-time home ownership programs.
  • Collaborate with local organizations to expand our options and solutions for addressing homelessness and work to ensure adequate resources are available to support homeless initiatives.
  • Oppose corporate takeovers of Eugene’s housing stock, as has occurred elsewhere.

Fiscal Accountability

  • Work to make sure there are clear and substantial public benefits whenever tax dollars are used to support private development.
  • Advocate for an independent performance auditor, elected by the public with sufficient powers to identify fraud, waste, and inefficiency.
  • Make the budgeting process more transparent to allow the public to more easily access information on City expenditures.

Public Safety

  • Increase patrols and monitoring of parks and public places to reduce illicit activities and promote public security.
  • Acknowledge the importance of drug addiction treatment, mental health services, and supporting basic needs. Prioritize finding funding.
  • Improve the relationship between police and the public they serve by expanding the opportunities for positive interactions, including adopting best policing practices for de-escalating conflicts and minimizing use of force whenever possible.

Neighborhood and Community Advocacy:

  • Strengthen City partnerships with neighborhood associations to better identify and address public safety concerns, neighborhood livability, and emergency preparedness.
  • Promote more effective and transparent communication between city government and residents.
  • Prioritize livability of neighborhoods through sensitive land use planning and adequate parks, open space, and recreational facilities, and ensuring that new development and land use decisions are compatible with existing homes.

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action

  • Implement policies that prioritize renewable energy and conservation. Reduce the carbon footprint of the city to address the urgent climate crisis.
  • Promote expanded reuse and recycling to reduce the waste stream.
  • Work towards a more sustainable and efficient public transportation system that supports all modes of travel and maintains bus routes serving South Eugene.
  • Preserve and enhance parks and green spaces for current and future generations.
  • Protect air quality and maintain clean, healthy rivers.

“I want to continue former Ward 2 Councilor Betty Taylor’s legacy of representing her constituents, rather than the way our current councilor focuses on politics.”

– Lisa Warnes


as of 2/17/2024

  • Betty Taylor – 24-year former Ward 2 Eugene City Councilor
  • George Brown – former Ward 1 Eugene City Councilor
  • Paul Nicholson – former Ward 3 Eugene City Councilor
  • Bill Aspegren – South University Neighborhood Assoc., Board Member
  • Carol Pearce
  • Carolyn Jacobs – South University Neighborhood Assoc., Board
  • David Monk – former Southeast Neighbors, Board Chair
  • Deborah Noble
  • Drew Johnson – Labor Attorney
  • Eben Fodor
  • Gavin McComas
  • Janet Bevirt – former Southwest Hills Neighborhood Assoc., Secretary
  • Ron Bevirt – former Southwest Hills Neighborhood Assoc., Board Chair
  • Sandra Bishop – former EWEB Commissioner
  • Vic Harrington – former Southwest Hills Neighborhood Assoc., Board Chair
  • William Collinge – former Southeast Neighbors, Board Chair
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