City Council Adopts Fiscal Year Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — After months and months of debate the Eugene City Council moved to adopt next year’s fiscal budget. This comes after the budget committee was faced with a challenge of trying to fill $2.5 million dollar shortfall. The proposed budget, recommended by the budget committee — cuts $1.9 million in city services. The … Continue reading »

Creswell Council Will Vote on 3rd Deputy

CRESWELL, Ore. — The Creswell City Council will meet at 7:00 Monday to hear if community members would be willing to foot the bill for keeping the city’s third deputy in town. The city added the deputy last year after a spike in property crime in the area. Monday the city council will listen to … Continue reading »

Eugene To Adopt 2015 Budget

Eugene, Ore.– On Monday, the Eugene City Council will hold public hearings and take action on the FY15 Budget as previously approved by the Budget Committee. The city will make $1.9 million in cuts to services. Downtown Library Reduction In Hours: $344,000 Community Events Transfer To Cultural Services Fund: $50,000 Recreation Services Fee Increase & … Continue reading »

Council to Vote On S. Willamette Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene city council takes action Tuesday on a project that’s been on the table for more than a year: South Willamette Street. That stretch of Willamette is from 24th to 32nd Avenue in south Eugene. The council is voting on a plan to re-stripe the road to see what drivers think … Continue reading »

Debating Future of S. Willamette St.

EUGENE, Ore. — A big turnout as the city of Eugene continues to debate the future direction of south Willamette Street. Dozens of people signed up to speak at Monday’s Eugene City Council meeting. The city’s mulling over three options for Willamette St. between 24th and 32nd Avenues. A majority of the people at the … Continue reading »

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 »

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