Local Firm Chosen to Design City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — A local architecture firm has been chosen to design the new city hall. Rowell Brokaw Architects of Eugene was awarded the job on Friday, beating Portland firm THA Architecture. Rowell says it has been involved in the process ever since the city first began discussing the plan 15 years ago and even … Continue reading »

New Businesses Opening Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’ve walked around downtown lately, you’ve probably noticed that there are some new places where you can grab lunch or catch a movie. The Kesey Square area is becoming home to a number of new businesses that are set to open in the coming weeks. All of them are working together … Continue reading »

Budget Committee Issues Recommendation

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Budget Committee finalized its recommendation for the city budget in an 11-to-four vote on Wednesday night. The committee is recommending a budget that doesn’t cut any city services, but would instead provide one-time funding to continue supporting local parks, pools, law enforcement and libraries.  It’s also proposing to take $4.2 … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for Summer in the City

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring just got here, but Eugene city councilors are already making big plans for this summer. The council learned Wednesday about plans for Summer in the City, as well as the things to come. Councilors focused on downtown revitalization over the past few years, and the nearly $200 million worth of investments … Continue reading »

Neighbors Seek New Kaufman Tenant

EUGENE, Ore. — Neighbors of the former Trude Kaufmann Senior Center are eager for a new occupant to take its place. Members of the Jefferson Westside Neighborhood Association say they’ve noticed people frequenting the abandoned building. Neighbors say they would like to see the building put to use so that it would benefit the community. … Continue reading »

Residents Challenge Proposed Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene residents called proposed fees to the city’s stormwater system a deception and they don’t want anything to do with it. The City Manager presented the option at the end of last year to help balance the $6 million gap in the budget. While, it could provide the city about $4.5 million … Continue reading »

Public Invited to Speak on Service Fees

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council will hold a public hearing for the first time on Tuesday to discuss one or two possible city service fees. One of those fees would have Eugene residents paying an extra $120 a year. City leaders say the fees would simply maintain services that many residents want to keep … Continue reading »

Second Round of Leaf Collection Begins

EUGENE, Ore– It’s time to grab the rake and gather the lawn leafs, as the second and final round of leaf collection has begun in Eugene. During the first round, Public Works crews collected more than 9,700 cubic yards of leaves.  Resident’s are reminded not to place leaves in bike lanes, ditches, or landscaped areas. … Continue reading »

Council Approves Homeless Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene will move forward with plans to create a pilot program for Opportunity Village, a proposed living site for area homeless residents. City Council approved the project at Monday night’s council meeting, asking the City Manager to work with the city-owned site located on North Garfield. A non-profit organization … Continue reading »

City Council to Vote on Two Key Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council will have their hands full on Monday night, voting on two key issues. Councilors will take action on a city-wide plastic bag ban and the shipment of coal through Eugene. If Eugene passes the bag ban, it would follow Portland and Corvallis in removing plastic bags in all stores. The … Continue reading »

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