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 »

Civic Stadium Sale: What’s Next?

EUGENE, Ore. — Three teams were at bat, but only one came out a winner. The Eugene School Board chose the City of Eugene to move forward with purchasing Civic Stadium in South Eugene, beating out The Eugene Family YMCA and Fred Meyer. The next step: the city must raise $3 million to renovate the … Continue reading »

4J Board Approves Civic Sale to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of historic Civic Stadium is now in the hands of the city of Eugene. Every single member of the 4J School Board said this was a very difficult decision to make. But in the end, the city’s offer would bring money to the district the quickest, which is why six … Continue reading »

4J Accepts Proposals for Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District is officially accepting proposals for historic Civic Stadium. In a unanimous vote, the school board opened the request for proposal process on Wednesday. At least three groups have already expressed interest, including the YMCA and the City of Eugene, and board members stressed that this isn’t just about … 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 Gets Early Start On Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council’s getting an early start on next year’s budget. Councilors held a budget work session Monday evening with the intent of finding out how to get more people involved in the process. The official budget numbers won’t come out until November, but the deficit projections are in the millions. … Continue reading »

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