Creswell Deputy Surcharge Struck Down

CRESWELL, Ore. — On Monday, Creswell City Councilors could not agree whether or not to have residents foot the bill to fund a third deputy. The ordinance would charge residents 6 dollars every month. But the ordinance failed because the vote was not unanimous. Four councilors were in favor of it and 2 were opposed to … Continue reading »

Council Holds Hearing on Homeless Issues

EUGENE, Ore. —  The Eugene City Council found little support for its plan to expand its camping program for area homeless, but now has better direction on how to proceed. During what was at times a passionate meeting nightly night, councilors heard about why their current proposal wouldn’t work. Dozens spoke at the public hearing … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Focus Narrows

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a much more focused list of proposals it’s looking at when it comes to revamping Willamette Street. On Willamette, there are two lanes in each direction, but no bike lanes, and pretty narrow sidewalks. After hearing public input from people who frequently use Willamette Street, the city … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Design Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — City Council is holding another meeting to discuss options for a re-design of South Willamette Street. The city wants to re-tool the section of Willamette Street from 24th to 32nd avenues to make the street more inviting to bikes, pedestrians and drivers. The project team will present drawings of several different design … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban on Monday’s Agenda

EUGENE, Ore – The proposal to ban plastic bags is one key issue that will be discussed at Monday’s Eugene City Council meeting. The city has been considering banning plastic bags for a while. Portland and Corvallis already have plastic bag bans in place. The other item being discussed Monday is the fate of the Downtown Eugene … Continue reading »