Vehicle Fee Moves Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County residents are one step closer to voting on a vehicle fee in May. The Board of Commissioners voted to move the ballot measure forward. Staff will now write up ballot language and have a first reading of the measure on January 6th. The proposed vehicle fee would be $35 dollars … Continue reading »

Lane County Administrator Chosen

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is one step closer to hiring a new administrator. Wednesday, the Board of Commissioners authorized their staff to begin negotiations with one of the five finalists for the administrator position. The board spent all day in executive session discussing what their next move was going to be. They came out … Continue reading »

Public Meets Administrator Candidates

EUGENE, Ore. — The saga surrounding the Lane County Board of Commissioners’ firing of its last administrator may finally be coming to a close. The board held a meet and greet with the five candidates who are in the running to take over the position vacated by Liane Richardson. Filled with back-to-back interviews with the … Continue reading »

Commissioners Discuss Emerald Meadows

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a heated discussion at the Lane County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning on the future of Emerald Meadows. That’s the venue where a controversial concert happened this past summer. It’s quiet and calm right now on Mt. Pisgah, but neighbors say when there are events there during the summer, … Continue reading »

Bill Fleenor Files Suit with Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Lane County Commissioner is going after county government for what he calls a lack of transparency. Bill Fleenor and his attorney announced today they’re filing a lawsuit in Lane County Circuit Court. They say the county withheld key information in the investigations report into former County Administrator Liane Richardson. Fleenor … Continue reading »

2014 State of the County Address

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners rang in the new year Monday with the annual State of the County Address. Commissioner and Board Chair Sid Leiken spoke before the crowd in Harris Hall, reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. “Probably the biggest accomplishment was the passing of the … Continue reading »

Commissioners Discuss Emerald Meadows

EUGENE, Ore. — The terminated Kaleidoscope Music Festival prompted more than two hours of public comment during Tuesday’s Lane County Board of Commissioners meeting. More than 40 people signed up to speak during public comment, most of which revolved around why the Kaleidoscope Music Festival should get a second chance. Lane County may have terminated … Continue reading »

Liane Richardson Officially Terminated

EUGENE, Ore. – the Lane County Board of Commissioners officially terminated Liane Richardson as county administrator. Both sides came to an agreement that prevents either from suing the other. Richardson’s termination was passed with little to no discussion, but Commissioner Jay Bozievich did take time to comment on the issue. “I believe this agreement is … Continue reading »

Lane County Meets to Discuss SLEEPS

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners will meet on Wednesday morning to discuss the growing SLEEPS camp at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza. Health concerns are among the biggest issues; the board will consider an emergency closure of the area to clean it up. But protesters say they’ve cleaned up their … Continue reading »