City Council Approves Campus Crest

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis City Council approved the rest of the Campus Crest proposal Monday night, which would allow for building a student housing complex on Witham Hill between Harrison Boulevard and Circle Boulevard. In January, the Council approved a zone change and a comprehensive plan amendment change for the 900-bedroom complex, but held … Continue reading »

Whoville Campers Given 30 More Days

EUGENE, Ore. — Illegal campers living at the site called Whoville have 30 more days before they’re forced out. The Eugene City Council decided Wednesday that they need to provide the 40 or 50 people living there a new place to go, before making them leave. The one approved rest stop for homeless campers in … Continue reading »

Council Moves Toward Camping Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The city council moved one step closer to setting up a homeless camping site. On Monday, councilors voted 6-to-2 to continue looking into the pilot program. The council is considering whether to open a site for 90 days that would allow overnight camping for people who are homeless. There couldn’t be more … Continue reading »

Council Discusses Homeless Camping Sites

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council will discuss the issue of homeless camping at its meeting Monday night. The focus will be about a proposed pilot project. Mayor Kitty Piercy says the project proposed by councilors will include looking at one or more sites to allow overnight camping. Guidelines will include no more than 15 … Continue reading »

City of Eugene to Discuss Pilot Program

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Councilors will discuss, and possibly take action, on a homeless camping plan at its meeting Monday. The city’s agenda includes a proposal to pick a site for a 90-day overnight sleeping pilot program. The site would allow no more than 15 people and campers may also be asked to remove … Continue reading »

City Council Removes OSU from Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis City Council voted Tuesday night to remove Oregon State University from its tax levy proposal, making it so the University would feel no obligation to fund a city police officer. On July 15, the city council voted on city services to be levied, if voters were to pass the ballot … Continue reading »

Council Sends Levy to Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Voters will have the option of voting for a property tax levy on the November ballot. The Corvallis City Council voted to send the levy to the ballot Monday night. Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning says the council approved a recommendation for an 81 cent, five year local option levy for $1,000 of … Continue reading »

Corvallis Discusses Levy Renewal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An option levy that Corvallis voters passed two years ago is about to expire, and residents will have the opportunity to not only renew it again, but also to discuss with the city council what else they would like to see on the ballot. In July 2011, city budget cuts were about … Continue reading »

Eugene City Budget Approved

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene approved next year’s budget, raising more questions in the process. Councilors turned to one-time funds as a way to offset a more than $5 million gap. Councilors gave their approval at Monday night’s meeting. The council had to come up with the money after voters turned down a … Continue reading »

City Discusses Pesticides Use in Parks

EUGENE, Ore. — The city council is discussing ways to keep harmful pesticide usage in parks to a minimum. The council reviewed its integrated pest management program. The city currently has eight parks that are pesticide free, but sprays some parks to help get rid of invasive species. “It’s had no unsustainable impact on us, … Continue reading »

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