Council Considers Safety Zone Options

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council was presented with plans by a committee to develop a path to end the Downtown Public Safety Zone. The council has eight different strategies to consider to address the negative impacts of the ordinance’s expiration. One idea is the creation of a community court to provide alternatives to sentencing … Continue reading »

EPD to Open New Substation Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — When the Eugene Police Department packed up and moved out of downtown, some people worried about officer presence there. But downtown streets in Eugene will soon have more of a police presence after the Eugene Police Department opens its new substation downtown. The new substation is located in the Lane County Community … Continue reading »

Plastic Bag Ban on Monday’s Agenda

EUGENE, Ore —┬áThe proposal to ban plastic bags is one key issue that will be discussed at┬áMonday’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 »