City Council

City to Hold Uber Hearing


EUGENE, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the city of Eugene’s transportation code to allow rideshare app Uber to continue operating within city limits. The city of Eugene is holding a public hearing on Tuesday to get input from residents about taxi companies and whether changes should be made to the city code, allowing … Continue reading »

City Approves Funds for Fire Victims


SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Help is on the way for those forced from their apartments after it was deemed unfit to live. During Monday’s council meeting, councilors talked about dipping into the general fund to help those who can longer live at the Main Street building because it doesn’t meet fire and other city codes. The … Continue reading »

Group Asks Council to Lift Camping Ban


EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures begin to drop groups are asking the city of Eugene to lift its camping ban. The Raging Grannies, a social activism group made their voices heard at the city council meeting Monday night. “The camping ban really criminalizes homelessness. If you don’t have a place to sleep you don’t … Continue reading »

Fireworks Calls for Service and Response


Fireworks Calls for Service and ResponseEugene Springfield Fire and Eugene Police and the Metro Explosive Disposal Unit have been taking steps to reduce the volume of unlawful displays, including through public service announcements, education and enforcement. This year, more emphasis was placed on outreach and enforcement. The goal is to raise awareness and reduce illegal fireworks hazards. June 24, 2014, the Eugene City Council approved two City Code changes to address the pervasive use of fireworks, which raises many concerns for the safety and wellbeing of animals, senior citizens, militaryRead More
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City Council Adopts Fiscal Year Budget


EUGENE, Ore. — After months and months of debate the Eugene City Council moved to adopt next year’s fiscal budget. This comes after the budget committee was faced with a challenge of trying to fill $2.5 million dollar shortfall. The proposed budget, recommended by the budget committee — cuts $1.9 million in city services. The … Continue reading »

Creswell Council Will Vote on 3rd Deputy


CRESWELL, Ore. — The Creswell City Council will meet at 7:00 Monday to hear if community members would be willing to foot the bill for keeping the city’s third deputy in town. The city added the deputy last year after a spike in property crime in the area. Monday the city council will listen to … Continue reading »

Eugene To Adopt 2015 Budget


Eugene, Ore.– On Monday, the Eugene City Council will hold public hearings and take action on the FY15 Budget as previously approved by the Budget Committee. The city will make $1.9 million in cuts to services. Downtown Library Reduction In Hours: $344,000 Community Events Transfer To Cultural Services Fund: $50,000 Recreation Services Fee Increase & … Continue reading »

Council to Vote On S. Willamette Plan


EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene city council takes action Tuesday on a project that’s been on the table for more than a year: South Willamette Street. That stretch of Willamette is from 24th to 32nd Avenue in south Eugene. The council is voting on a plan to re-stripe the road to see what drivers think … Continue reading »

Council Discusses Beverly Property


EUGENE, Ore. — The Beverly property, which contains the Amazon Creek headwaters, has been a topic of discussion for more than a decade, and on Wednesday the Eugene City Council continued talks of purchasing the nearly 25-acres of land. The possibility of putting housing on the land has become real, and many community members say … Continue reading »

Bus fees going down in Corvallis


The fees that Corvallis residents pay for transit services will decline 17 cents per month starting Saturday.As of Feb. 1 city services bills, which also include water, wastewater, stormwater, street and sidewalk maintenance and urban forest...

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