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 »

Public Safety Forum

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a couple more days until the Lane County public safety levy money kicks in and the jail can start holding more criminals. In the meantime, law enforcement is trying to keep its pulse on the state of public safety in Lane County. The Police Commission hosted a forum Thursday night. Lane … 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 »

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 »

Public Hearing on Safety Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent survey found the majority of people in Lane County will support a public safety property tax levy. Members of the community listened to results from that survey Tuesday night and then offered commissioners their own input on whether they would or would not support the tax. Lane County residents packed Harris … Continue reading »

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