Students Help Plant Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — There are more than 40 new trees in the ground in Eugene thanks to some 8th graders. They replaced some of the trees lost in last year’s ice storm. They planted more than twenty species from native Ponderosa Pines to Flowering Magnolias at Westmoreland Park. Students from the Arts and Technology Academy … Continue reading »

Uber Appeal Hearing Postponed

EUGENE, Ore. — An appeal hearing concerning ride-sharing app Uber has been postponed. Jan Bohman, Community Relations Director for the City of Eugene, says the hearing will take place at a later date. It was originally planned for Monday morning. Uber is appealing fines of nearly $200,000 for operating without a license. Current city code … Continue reading »

Homeless Rest Stop Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members had a chance to tour the newest homeless rest stop in Eugene Saturday. The Nightingale Health Sanctuary opened in December. It’s near Lane County Behavioral Health, across from Autzen Stadium. It’s home to about 20 people and has room for ten more. Residents say they’re very happy at the new, … Continue reading »

City to Hold Uber Hearing

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the city of Eugene’s transportation code to allow rideshare app Uber to continue operating within city limits. The city of Eugene is holding a public hearing on Tuesday to get input from residents about taxi companies and whether changes should be made to the city code, allowing … Continue reading »

Homeless Rest Stops Set to Expand

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is set to expand its homeless rest stops. The Eugene City Council granted that extension earlier this month. The camp at Roosevelt and Garfield is one of three in good standing set to go from 15 to 20 campers. “It’s our home for now. We’re trying to make … Continue reading »

Old Civic Stadium Faces New Options

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of Eugene’s Civic Stadium is getting an extension. Any hopeful owners now have until January 16 to put in bids to the City of Eugene. When the 4J School District approved the city’s bid for the stadium, it was conditional. The city needed to find a partner with at least $3 … Continue reading »

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 »

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