Corvallis Passes Levy

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Voters passed Measure 02-86, a levy that will not only keep the Osborn Aquatic Center and the Chintimini Senior Center open, but it will also fund four new police officers. Voters narrowly passed the measure by about 500 votes.  Tax payers will spend about $17 million for a five-year period. Property owners … Continue reading »

School Board Sends Bond To Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School Board voted to send a bond to the November ballot. The bond request is worth more than $62 million. The decision at Monday night’s special board meeting was unanimous. The money would be distributed for improvements district wide, but most would be allocated to rebuilding Hamlin Middle School. The aging … Continue reading »

LCSO May Add Even More Jail Beds

EUGENE, Ore. – Just a week after more than doubling the number of beds in the jail, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office says even more beds may be on the way. Deputies say preliminary discussions are underway to add even more jail beds. As for the number, there’s nothing set it stone. The beds would … Continue reading »

Corvallis Levy Controversy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis City Council voted Monday night to add more services to this year’s levy for November’s ballot, including a controversial option to add more police officers to the community with Oregon State University’s help. The tax levy would be a renewal of what voters passed in 2011 to keep Osborn Aquatic … Continue reading »

Corvallis Discusses Levy Renewal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An option levy that Corvallis voters passed two years ago is about to expire, and residents will have the opportunity to not only renew it again, but also to discuss with the city council what else they would like to see on the ballot. In July 2011, city budget cuts were about … Continue reading »

4J Moves Ahead with Improvements

EUGENE, Ore. – After the 4J bond measure passed in Tuesday, district administrators and teachers are looking forward to the next step, spending all the money raised. Administrators aren’t wasting any time with plans for the future; even though construction won’t begin for a while, they say they can’t wait to break ground. It would … Continue reading »

One Week Left to Register to Vote

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County voters have one more week to register to vote during May’s elections. The voter registration deadline is April 30. Eligible Oregonians can even make the process easier by registering online. Lane County voters will decide the fate of three big issue on this year’s ballot for elections in May. Voters … Continue reading »

County Discusses 10-Year Safety Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners know that even if a public safety levy passes in May, they have a lot of work to do to shape up the county’s future. As May elections approach, discussions have increased about the county public safety levy or measure 20-213 and its impact to the jail. The county’s … Continue reading »

4J Bond Supporters Kick Off Campaign

EUGENE, Ore. — Members of the Yes for 4J Schools group made their presence known Monday. Parents, teachers, administrators and community members gathered in front of Howard Elementary School in hopes of bringing greater attention and support to the district’s need to improve their schools’ infrastructure. “One of the major issues is the heaters honestly. … Continue reading »

Roseburg Voters to Face Bond Levy

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Voters will have the opportunity to vote on a measure this spring that may help keep the school district from closing an elementary school. The district’s board approved a bond levy for the May ballot that would raise $6 million over five years. A citizens group made up of parents and citizens … Continue reading »

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