Public Input Sought for Rest Stops

EUGENE, Ore. — The community has a chance to weigh in on Eugene’s experimental rest stop pilot program for the homeless Tuesday night. The Eugene City Council wants public input on keeping the first rest stop site at Roosevelt and Garfield open a little longer. It’s supposed to close March 31. But councilors want to … Continue reading »

Whoville Campers Given 30 More Days

EUGENE, Ore. — Illegal campers living at the site called Whoville have 30 more days before they’re forced out. The Eugene City Council decided Wednesday that they need to provide the 40 or 50 people living there a new place to go, before making them leave. The one approved rest stop for homeless campers in … Continue reading »

Rest Stop Ordinance May be Extended

EUGENE, Ore. — With the illegal homeless camp known as Whoville on the brink of closing, the Eugene City Council may soon change the Overnight Sleeping Pilot Program Ordinance. Citing the length of time it took to get the first rest-stop running, the city may extend the pilot program until October 31. The city has … Continue reading »

Two Sites Approved For Rest Stops

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council approved two sites that will likely serve as rest stops for the homeless in the near future. The city narrowed the list from five to two. Both are in close proximity to current homeless services. The decision came down after a lengthy discussion at Monday’s City Council meeting. … Continue reading »

Plans to expand YMCA into West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council heard more about the long-developing proposal to build a new YMCA in the Bethel area. Councilors held a work session Monday night to get an update on the project. They say the plan calls for a 10-thousand square foot building off Legacy Drive. They say it could eventually … Continue reading »

Council Could End Free Parking Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — The upcoming budget discussions could mean the end of the free downtown Eugene parking program. City staff presented the findings of two studies that evaluated the free two-hour parking area. The studies found businesses and customers like the program, but employees in downtown are taking some of the parking spots. Re-installing parking … Continue reading »

City Hall Work Could Start Next Year

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council met once again on Wednesday to discuss the future of its former home. During the work session, the design committee laid out the concept and timeline for rebuilding the old city hall on 8th and Oak. Construction is slated to get started sometime late next year. While some councilors … Continue reading »

City Council Moves on Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — A new round of talks happened Wednesday at the Eugene City Council meeting, surrounding the push to acquire historic Civic Stadium. About a week ago council motioned to look further into leasing or buying Civic Stadium from the 4J School District. Now, they’re asking the city manager to prepare ideas to acquire … Continue reading »

Council Discusses Homeless Camping Sites

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council will discuss the issue of homeless camping at its meeting Monday night. The focus will be about a proposed pilot project. Mayor Kitty Piercy says the project proposed by councilors will include looking at one or more sites to allow overnight camping. Guidelines will include no more than 15 … Continue reading »

Eugene Discusses Owning Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s Civic Stadium may soon have a new owner or operator, the city. At Monday night’s meeting, city councilors approved a plan to give the city manager the opportunity to explore how the city could lease or buy Civic Stadium. In a 5-to-2 vote, city councilors approved a motion to look further … Continue reading »

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