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City of Eugene Seeks Feedback On Community Safety

Brian Bull


The City of Eugene is conducting a Community Safety Survey through the end of March. It comes as city council works to finalize funding priorities for the Community Safety Payroll Tax.


The tax is supposed to help fund emergency and public safety services, including police, courts, and homelessness.

City spokesperson Laura Hammond said the survey gives council an update on needs that have changed since the conception of the initiative in 2018. This includes protests that occurred last summer.

“Based on that they actually specifically directed us to do some engagement sessions with organizations representing communities of color to really understand any changes or additions they felt would best support their community needs," Hammond said, "the council is also interested in kind of gauging the broader communities perspective and priorities around community safety.” 

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish on the City of Eugene website.


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Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.
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