EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s annual State of the County address will be presented by the Board of Commissioners Monday. It will take place at the Lane County Public Service building.
Chair of the Lane County Board of Commissioners Sid Leiken will review past accomplishments and outline future goals for Lane County. Some of 2013’s successes that he will discuss include continued progress smoothing out the county’s challenging budget and applauding Public Works for their work during flooding in early 2013 and the recent snowstorm.
He will also highlight one of the county’s biggest victories, the historic passage of the public safety levy.
“This has been tried many times over a 20 year period by Lane County and Lane County was not able to get one passed so I would say it’s a huge highlight and really what it’s already accomplishing not only at Lane County jail but even more than that, youth services [as well], so it’s been a huge victory,” says Leiken.
Looking to the future, one of the biggest priorities for 2014 is the economy. Leiken says the county plans to work with existing businesses to help them expand.
Bass player Cameron Whitehead will also perform. He’s a junior at Willamette High School and has received jazz soloist awards. The event will start at 10 a.m. Monday and the public is invited.