Council Strikes Down Marijuana Sales Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council will not pursue a marijuana sales tax as part of Measure 91. The council struck down a motion to pursue the issue further at Monday night’s public hearing. It didn’t take long to strike down the motion. “It’s going to be so expensive to buy marijuana recreational or … Continue reading »

Eugene Launches Leaf Collection Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is launching a new tool Thursday to help people with the leaf collection program. You can type in your address o find out what zone you live in and when your leaves will be picked up. The city’s leaf collection program starts on November 3rd in the central … Continue reading »

Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban really criminalizes homelessness. If you don’t have a place to sleep you don’t … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Road Repairs without the Mess

EUGENE, Ore — Road construction comes with lots of dust and debris but city crews in Eugene are trying a new method to get the dirty work done without all the mess. Crews tested out a wet cement mixed with sand on Shasta Loop in south Eugene. Civil engineers say the product doesn’t create a … Continue reading »

County Passes Sick Leave Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene will take public comment Monday night on a proposal that would require paid sick leave for workers. Lane County took action Monday morning with three new ordinances. Monday morning dozens of business owners and union members packed into Harris Hall to voice their opinions to commissioners about the … Continue reading »

Council Receives Update on New City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is getting an update on the new City Hall design project. The updated concept plan focuses on having a smaller carbon footprint than the old City Hall. This means that the building will be taller, five to three stories rather than the previous two and it will fit … Continue reading »

City Manager Presents Proposed Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Not a lot of surprises at Tuesday’s Eugene Budget committee meeting, as Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz presented his proposed budget for next year. That meeting was at the downtown Eugene Public Library Tuesday evening. For the past eight months — the budget committee has deliberated over a projected $2.5 million dollar … Continue reading »

Volunteers Beautify Skinner’s Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — With a paintbrush and shovel, volunteers from the rotary and Northwest Youth Corp offered a helping hand to beautify Skinner’s Butte. “It’s an awesome project. We’ve got groups that are out doing a number of different things. From rehabbing existing trails, down to the big E on the Butte, to fixing weeding … Continue reading »

Road Repair Season Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — ¬†¬†Road repair season is now underway, and the City of Eugene wants people to be aware of all the projects planned for the next few months. There are 17 projects planned in all. The first will take place on Goodpasture Loop, where utility crews are already prepping the road for work. These … Continue reading »

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