Students Petition Social Host Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at the University of Oregon are fighting an ordinance they say unfairly targets them. The Social Host Ordinance, passed by the Eugene City Council earlier this year, slaps violators with fines up to $1,000 for hosting unruly parties. Student leaders are now pushing for the repeal of the ordinance. They say … Continue reading »

City Fee Supporters Launch Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — With the Lane County election less than two months away, city officials are ramping up support for a proposed city services fee. Sheldon Pool is one of the many civic services fee supporters say will be cut if the measure doesn’t pass. Eugene Cares met Monday, to garner support for the fee … Continue reading »

Eugene City Council Discusses Future

EUGENE, Ore. — Last night, President Obama signed off on across-the-board budget cuts, leaving government at every level looking to find ways to save money. The Eugene City Council is already preparing for the changes. For the past two days, the council has been working to identify the needs of the city in its annual … Continue reading »

Service Fee Could Head to the Ballot

EUGENE, Ore. — A city property tax levy and stormwater and parks fee are off the table in Eugene. Instead, Eugene city counselors are moving forward with putting a city service fee on the ballot. The fee would raise $5.3 million to help with funding city services. You may recall the city is facing a … Continue reading »

Council Prepares for Tax Levy Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene could decide Monday night if it will put a tax measure on May’s ballot. The city faces a $6 million budget shortfall. For the past couple of weeks, councilors listened to the public weigh in on whether a property tax levy on the May ballot is the way … Continue reading »

City Councilors Could Vote on Tax Levy

EUGENE, Ore. – The city of Eugene is still trying to figure out how to fill a $6 million dollar budget hole, tonight they could make a major move toward a possible solution. There’s been ongoing discussion about how to fill that budget gap, now the city council is narrowing its focus to a tax … Continue reading »

Eugene Property Tax Levy Moves Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council is moving forward with plans to place a property tax levy on the May ballot. Councilors instructed the city manager to come back with wording for a ballot initiative. Before councilors voted, they listened to about an hour and a half of comments from the public, Monday night. … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Social Host Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police and some city leaders say large, alcohol fueled parties near the University of Oregon have gotten out of hand. One option that could help crack down campus partying is the Social Host Ordinance, which the Eugene City Council could pass on Monday night. The ordinance would hold those who host … 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 »

Council Appoints Interim Councilman

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a new face at Eugene City Council. Council members voted Monday to appoint Greg Evans to an interim post in the Ward 6 seat vacated by Pat Farr. Council was deciding between Evans and Tony Brandt. Farr was at Monday’s meeting and even passed on his council pins. Evans is currently … Continue reading »

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