Watch Eugene City Councilor Mike Clark from Ward 5
Address the Recent Protest & Harassment Incident at Elk Horn
with City Council on Feb. 10, 2020
Eugene Wake Up
Let’s Stop The Crime & Lawlessness in Eugene
Eugene Oregon is in Crisis!
Lawlessness, Crime, Vandalism, Theft, Assaults, & Property Destruction negatively impact Eugene’s businesses, families, community, and local economy.
We have seen these problems reach new heights, and we feel our community is reaching a tipping point. For years, our businesses, employees, and bottom line has been negatively impacted. Here are some of the more recent impacts to our businesses and livelihoods. Our goal is to create a support group made up of local business owners to help those whose establishment has fallen victim to a crime like vandalism.
State Farm Insurance – Dec. 18th 2019
Broken Glass Bar – Jan. 3rd 2020
Brail’s Restaurant – Feb. 26th 2020
Elk Horn Brewery – Oct. 15th & Nov. 5th 2019
Julie King- Oct, 10th 2019
Overhead Door Company- Nov. 15th 2019
Join businesses from around our community
To Make Our Voices Heard & Create Change Within Our City
Small business owners and community members in Eugene are making their voices heard about crime in the city. Eugene Wake Up is a pro small business Non Partisan group committed to making our community safer. We will step in and help our fellow small business owners in any way we can, from lobbying, to clean up to filling small financial gaps.
Wake Up Eugene emerged from a meeting of five dozen local businesses with a mission to unite small business owners to drive policy that improves our community. It’s a nonpartisan group that wants to work with the city on solutions to the challenges of homelessness. What makes it different is that it doesn’t shy away from the obvious fact that the challenges of homelessness affect more than just the people living on the streets.
We know that good policy – the fundamental principles that guide our governments- intersects with a small business’s bottom line, the livelihood of its employees, and the health of our community.
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Local News & Media Coverage
A coalition of business owners in Eugene, Oregon, allege they are losing business to vandalism and harassment from homeless residents of the city. As KLCC's Brian Bull (@bcbull) reports, local advocates and police say they have to differentiate between...
Recent protest at Eugene’s Elk Horn Brewery may hearken back to ‘history’ but right to free speech has limitations on private property A video clip of Eugene City Councilor Mike Clark calling a recent protest inside Elk Horn Brewery “an assault” during Monday’s...
EUGENE, Ore. - Thousands of visitors are due in Eugene later this year for all the track events at the renovated Hayward Field. In 2021, athletes from hundreds of nations around the globe will come to Eugene for the first IAAF World Championships ever on U.S. soil....
EUGENE, Ore. - A weekend protest inside a Eugene brewery has many business owners upset with the move. Nearly 20 protestors swarmed Elk Horn Brewery on Saturday. Now, the group Eugene Wake Up, launched by the Elk Horn owner, is gaining momentum among concerned...
Around 18 activists staged a protest Saturday evening inside Elk Horn Brewery, unfurling a banner that read “Housekeys not Handcuffs” and read a speech over a megaphone, to the surprise of employees and patrons eating dinner. The protest was meant to bring attention...
For weeks, tents have gathered at a property across the street from the federal courthouse in Eugene, and on Monday campers were told they have to leave. EUGENE, Ore. -- For weeks, tents have gathered at a property across the street from the federal courthouse in...
Victimized by an attempted arson and break-ins, a local business owner and more than a half-dozen sororities near the University of Oregon campus are splitting the cost for unarmed security patrols. The patrols are in response to increasing concerns about lawlessness,...
Continued “lawlessness” by some transients in Eugene has hurt downtown businesses over the holiday season.Stephen Sheehan says at his Elk Horn Brewery business fell 30 percent this winter. And after he cut hours for some employees, several quit. Sheehan adds many...
EUGENE, Ore. --- The University of Oregon, Eugene Wake Up, and UO sororities are gearing up to take security into their own hands -- by launching privately funded foot patrols to fight lawlessness. Stephen Sheehan created the movement "Eugene Wake Up" to...
'This has been the worst December on record': Local businesses blame homeless populationEUGENE, Ore.- Many local businesses blame a growing group of homeless people who they feel target their restaurants for a drop in sales.“This has been the worst December on...
Be the change that you wish to see in the world. –Gandhi
Local Businesses & Community Members
What’s On Your Mind?
Being #1 is shamefully embarrassing
Citizens need to stand up for clean streets, a safe environment for everyone. City and County Counselors do not stand for the hard working people here. Being #1 is shamefully embarrassing. The city planners have a vision of a market place, a thriving downtown but all I see is filth.
– Lawrence V.
Save Eugene before it’s too late
We are losing our city to lawlessness and drugs. Save Eugene before it’s too late. I do not hate homeless people or wish them harm but I am concerned about the drug addicts and anarchists and they need to GO.
– Diane D.
I Recommend Eugene Wake Up
I recommend Eugene Wake Up, if you’re frustrated with all the violence and lawlessness that is happening in and around our city, speak up and play an active role in finding a solution. The frustration is borne out of a lack of action by the the people we elect to govern and manage our city. It isn’t an “Us v.s. Them”, group, it’s a group of concerned business owners and private citizens, who wish to live in a city that is safe and free of violence and thugs who terrorize and menace our community.
– Chris B.