School Board Discusses Civic Stadium

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EUGENE, Ore. —  The 4J Board of Education on Wednesday addressed the city’s interest in potentially buying or leasing Civic Stadium.

“We have to seriously consider a proposal that would come from the city,” said Jennifer Gellar, a school board member. “I don’t think the RFP process would necessarily be the appropriate way to deal with an offer from the city.”

Earlier this week, Eugene city councilors asked the city manager to look at options to take control of the stadium. Other proposals for the site include a Fred Meyer store and a YMCA.

Board member Mary Walston said, “I welcome (the city’s) participation, but I’m not inclined at this point to derail our process because we have a potential suitor at this point.”

“It would be very attractive to me to have the city come to the table as well and I think we just don’t know what we don’t know at this point,” said 4J School Board member Anne Marie Levis.

Officials said the district will open the bid process for the stadium in early October. A final decision will be made early next year.

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  1. jason marks says:

    It seems illegal the way that the school board discriminates against potential buyers with public money. We want this buyer and their characteristics, but not that buyer. We have preference here, even if there is no money, or it is a lesser amount, but not that cash buyer with a higher offer.

    Interesting how Eugene discriminates and says that it is diverse, all at the same time.

    4J and it’s ignorant board need a lawyer pointed at them.

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