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 »

Eugene Launches Interactive Map

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re racking your brain on how to entertain guests coming into town, the city of Eugene may be able to help out. The city just launched an interactive map of historic structures and locations. Civic Stadium, originally built in 1938, was added to the National Register of Historic Places about four … Continue reading »

Local Engraver Works on Eugene’s New Public Art Display

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene unveiled a major overhaul of Alder Street last fall, but the project isn’t quite finished; this fall, the corner of 13th Avenue and Alder will get a new addition: a 16-foot sculpture of a blue heron. “The actual art will be installed and unveiled in October as part … Continue reading »

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