Last Day to Register to Vote

EUGENE, Ore. – Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Lane County’s November 5 special election. Voters who live in the Springfield or Junction City school districts, or the River Road Park and Recreation District are eligible to vote. Measures in the school districts will ask voters to approve bond measures to … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – The deadline nears for voter registration in the upcoming special elections in Lane County. Voters must register by October 15. On October 18, in-state ballots will be mailed out and official drop sites will be open. For more information on the measures in Lane County or to register, click here.   … Continue reading »

Corvallis Seeks Property Tax Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two issues will appear on the November ballot for this year’s special election. The first seeks approval of an 11-acre annexation into the city. The site is north of Nash Avenue between southwest 49th and 53rd streets. Also at issue is a five-year increase in the property tax rate. If approved the … Continue reading »

Election Features Springfield Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – On the November 5 ballot is a $62.5 million school bond in Springfield. If approved, much of the money would be used to replace Hamlin Middle School, which was built in 1957. Other improvements include upgraded technology infrastructure, improvements to heating equipment, better handicap access and more security. If the bond is … Continue reading »

Council Sends Levy to Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Voters will have the option of voting for a property tax levy on the November ballot. The Corvallis City Council voted to send the levy to the ballot Monday night. Corvallis Mayor Julie Manning says the council approved a recommendation for an 81 cent, five year local option levy for $1,000 of … 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 »

County Surprised by Low Voter Turnout

EUGENE, Ore. — The numbers are in from Tuesday night’s special election. Now the communities that had issues on the ballot are planning changes or cuts. There were plenty of surprise election results in Lane County– the passage of the public safety levy, the failure of the Eugene service fee–but maybe the most shocking result … Continue reading »

Interview: Sheriff Turner on KEZI 9 News

EUGENE, Ore. — After a long streak of defeats, Lane County residents passed a public safety levy. KEZI 9 News Anchor Sean Cuellar sat down with Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner to discuss how the levy will help out public safety and services in the community.

Lane County Public Safety Levy Passes

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Public Safety Levy was one of the most visual campaigns over the last few weeks. Those in favor of the measure held a watch party Tuesday night at the River Ridge Golf Course. Earlier in the evening, only smiling faces could be found as Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner … Continue reading »

Eugene Service Fee Loses Support

EUGENE, Ore. — The most controversial and debated on this ballot was the city services fee. The preliminary numbers did not look good. The fee’s supporters gathered at The Bier Stein as those first numbers loaded up. With nearly a 2-to-1 vote against Measure 20-211, what may be tough loss for city officials is just … Continue reading »

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