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 »

City Council Suspends Tax Exemption

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council voted Wednesday to suspend tax exemptions for certain developers. The Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption, or MUPTE, aimed to create incentives for developers to build useful housing projects in downtown Eugene. But city council thinks the ordinance needs some work. The city has been trying to invite housing projects … Continue reading »

City Councilors Could Vote on Tax Levy

EUGENE, Ore. –  City Councilors have narrowed their focus to a potential property tax levy to fill a $6 million budget gap. City leaders are hoping that the City Council will vote on an option at their meeting Monday night. A decision has to be made by Wednesday to put a possible levy on the … Continue reading »

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