More Legal Trouble for Ralston

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield City Councilor Dave Ralston now faces additional legal trouble – this time in Deschutes County. Ralston is being cited for poaching. Nine years ago, Ralston was fined $600 and had his hunting license suspended for taking a deer out of season and using someone else’s tag on the carcass. This June, … Continue reading »

Springfield Green Lights Food Carts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More and more food carts may soon be rolling through the city of Springfield. Councilors approved two amendments Monday night, that helped pave the way for the mobile eateries. The council gave its approval because it’s hoping food carts will help the city become more vibrant. Several people voiced their concerns at … Continue reading »

Councilors Approve Franklin Blvd. Annex

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield city councilors approved an ordinance to annex part of Franklin Boulevard in the Glenwood area. The city has been working towards this approval for a year. Councilors adopted the ordinance very quickly, Monday night. The city says this will allow the city to redevelop Franklin Boulevard and work with ODOT on … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Franklin Annexation

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield City Council will meet Monday night to vote on the annexation of Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. The council has been discussing this issue since January. It hopes the annexation will mean stronger development potential for the in-between city. The vote involves the part of Franklin Boulevard in between Springfield and Eugene … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Fee Increases

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield City Council will vote on a number of proposed fee increases. The council suggested raising fees two weeks ago for things like building permits, library services and pet registration. The city cites a rise in staffing and other municipal costs as the reason for the increases. The council plans to … Continue reading »