Council Halts City Hall Deconstruction

EUGENE, Ore. — Just days into the reconstruction of Eugene’s City Hall the Eugene City Council votes to halt the process. The move comes after city leaders had begun to take down pieces of the old City Hall last week. Monday night’s decision by the council was made so essentially everyone could be on the … Continue reading »

Community Debates Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore — As the Eugene City Council debates the issue of a paid sick leave ordinance, a divided community voices its opinions. The council held a public hearing Monday night on an ordinance that would require employers to provide sick leave to their workers. 67 people signed up to testify at the public hearing … 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 Passes Fireworks Ordinances

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s been an outcry of public frustration after a home in north Eugene burned down last year, from illegal fireworks. Monday night the Eugene City Council acted — with stricter guidelines for fireworks use, and harsher penalties for breaking the law. There were two ordinances on the table. The first would restrict … Continue reading »

Eugene To Vote On Fireworks Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4th of July is just two weeks away and city councilors in Eugene are getting ready to vote on two ordinances that could impact this year’s celebration. The ordinances are now on Monday’s agenda. The first proposes a potential $500 fine if you get caught using fireworks outside of July 3rd … Continue reading »

Eugene Considers Sick Leave Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Businesses in Eugene could soon be required to provide paid sick leave for employees. City councilors approved a motion to get an ordinance drafted passed with a vote of six to two Wednesday afternoon. The meeting started with the sick leave task force presenting its final report. Councilors then went back and … Continue reading »

Fireworks Spark City Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — As July 4th approaches, a community urges the Eugene City Council to make decisions on fireworks restrictions. Two public hearings Monday night aimed to tackle use of illegal fireworks, but the council likely won’t take action before the holiday. Those who testified this evening were frustrated over the growing problem of illegal … Continue reading »

Council Considers Ban at Kesey Square

EUGENE, Ore. — The Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square may soon be off limits for part of the night. The city of Eugene is considering an overnight ban that would restrict people from the popular hangout spot. Councilors will hold a public hearing tomorrow night on the proposal. It calls for the plaza to be closed from … Continue reading »

Boy Challenges Councilors to Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — A 10-year-old with terminal cancer takes on the Eugene City Council. The homeless advocate’s been meeting and feeding area homeless for the past few months. With a loaded backpack, Keegan Keppner strolled through the streets of downtown. He’s simulating what it might be like to be homeless and living on the streets … Continue reading »

Council Members to Run Unopposed

EUGENE, Ore. — In May, voters will choose who will serve on the Eugene City Council, but it won’t be much of a decision. Four positions are open, and not one person is running against the incumbents. That means Alan Zelenka, George Poling, Mike Clark and Greg Evans are guaranteed re-election to the ward 3, … Continue reading »

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