Generally, the Santa Clara Community Organization area is encompassed by Beltline on the south, the Southern Pacific Coos Bay Line on the west, on the north: Irvington to Honolulu, Honolulu to Hyacinth, Hyacinth to Carthage, Carthage to River Road, River Road to Beacon, Beacon east to the Willamette River; and the Willamette River on the east.
Decades of small annexations in the River Road / Santa Clara area have created a patchwork of incorporated and unincorporated parcels. That pattern has sometimes made the delivery of some urban services less efficient, and the burden of paying for them unequally distributed. Residents and service providers in the area and in other parts of Eugene have different perceptions about the costs, benefits, and fairness of service delivery and charges. A number of initiatives have occurred to address service delivery issues in the River Road / Santa Clara communities. These processes have produced the products listed below: