Sheriff Seeking Input in Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking feedback about public safety in the county. Sheriff Tom Turner is holding a series of community awareness meetings. He’ll be talking about the county’s progress since the 2012-2013 public safety levy passed. He will hold one of those meetings Wednesday in Florence at the Siuslaw … Continue reading »

Yes on 20-213 Campaign Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure everyone makes an informed decision by Election Day. Ballots are set to be mailed out the first week of May, and levy committees aren’t wasting time pushing their measures. Despite the rain, supporters of the Measure 20-213 levy were out in full force Friday … Continue reading »

Commissioners Move Forward with Tax Levy

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Lane County commissioners are moving forward with a plan to address the sheriff’s office financial crisis. For two days now, Lane County residents pleaded with the county board of commissioners to improve public safety. After hearing those public comments, the board unanimously agreed a tax levy is the only way out … Continue reading »

Lane County Seeks Public Safety Input

EUGENE, Ore. — If you have ideas about how public safety in Lane County can recover, county leaders want to hear from you. The first step to repairing the public safety system–is funding solutions for the Lane County Jail. A two-part public input session will begin on stable funding solutions Tuesday night. Commissioners and the … Continue reading »

Commissioners Debate Public Safety Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners will not put a proposed property tax levy on the November ballot, even though a survey suggested it should. In a lengthy three-hour meeting, commissioners heard from the Public Safety Executive Committee and a research company they hired about how voters would feel about a moderate … Continue reading »

Commissioners React to Sheriff’s Release

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners know about as much about a plan to put a public safety tax levy on November’s ballot as you do. They say they got blindsided by a press release sent out by the sheriff’s office on Monday. The board was supposed to address the press release at its meeting … Continue reading »