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 »

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 Approves Plastic Bag Ban

EUGENE, Ore– Paper or plastic? In six months, you won’t be hearing that question anymore in Eugene stores. On Monday night, the City Council voted 6-2 to ban plastic bags in Eugene. It is now the third city in Oregon to ban plastic bags in stores, following Portland and Corvallis. Councilors Mike Clark and George … 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 »

Council Votes to Extend Exclusion Zone

EUGENE, Ore– A debate that’s lasted through the summer is over. Downtown Eugene’s exclusion zone is here to stay. After hearing hours of public comments, the City Council decided to amend the controversial zone for at least another year on Monday night. More than 40 people weighed in on the zone that limits people who … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban on Monday’s Agenda

EUGENE, Ore – The proposal to ban plastic bags is one key issue that will be discussed at Monday’s Eugene City Council meeting. The city has been considering banning plastic bags for a while. Portland and Corvallis already have plastic bag bans in place. The other item being discussed Monday is the fate of the Downtown Eugene … Continue reading »

City Council Candidates Debate Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Two candidates for the Eugene City Council will face each other in a debate on Sunday, two months ahead of election day. Juan Carlos Valle is running against incumbent Betty Taylor for the Ward 2 seat on the council. Taylor has held the position since 1997. The debate, sponsored by the League … Continue reading »

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