County Distributes Public Safety Funds

EUGENE, Ore. — How and where some new public safety funds will be doled out is stirring up some controversy in Lane County. It was one of the items on Tuesday morning’s board of commissioners meeting. The county’s currently in the process of submitting its biennial community corrections plan to the state. But some new … Continue reading »

Public Safety Levy Approved

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County voters will decide whether to give more money to the struggling Lane County Sheriff’s Office. The vote wasn’t unanimous, but Tuesday county commissioners approved a property tax levy for the May ballot. Lane County public safety levies haven’t had the best track record. Fourteen failed since 1974. Nine of those … Continue reading »

Commissioners Draft Tax Levy Description

EUGENE, Ore. — A public safety tax levy is the hot topic at Tuesday night’s Lane County Board of Commissioners meeting. At 5:30 p.m., commissioners will hold a public hearing on whether to put a five-year property tax levy on the May ballot. Last week commissioners asked staff to draft ballot language, and here’s what … 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 »

Lane County Public Safety Meeting Monday

VENETA, Ore. — Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich will host the first town hall meeting to discuss the current state of the county’s public safety system. The public is invited to come voice their thoughts on what part of the public safety system is most important to them and ideas for improving it. Representatives from … Continue reading »