Board of Lane County Commissioners

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In spite of its controversial namesake, Lane County will remain “Lane County”, for the time being. 

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In these times of social unrest, many historic ties to racism are being revisited. That’s been seen recently in everything from the toppling of statues to the rebranding of pancake syrup.  Now as KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, the next step could change the very name of Lane County.

City of Eugene Livestream

In a joint press conference, the mayors of Eugene and Springfield – as well as a Lane County Commissioner – condemned police brutality and the oppression of people of color.

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Most Oregon counties have applied to enter Phase Two of Gov. Kate Brown’s re-opening plan.

Looking Glass

 

For the past three weeks schools have closed and most public spaces have shut down in Oregon. This has homeless providers in Lane County concerned youth will fall under the radar as officials scramble to meet the needs of high-risk groups. Advocates are pushing for greater resources and funding, including a youth shelter.

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With homelessness reaching what one official calls “epidemic proportions,” the City of Eugene and Lane County have jointly come up with additional funding to keep two services operational. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

Dozens of county officials are in Eugene this week, for the annual Association of Oregon Counties conference.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the keynote issue is housing.

Lane County

In a move to symbolically reaffirm Lane County’s work toward addressing the issue, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution, 4-1, Tuesday. The resolution declares a homelessness emergency in Lane County.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A group wants Lane County commissioners to use their authority to put two issues before voters next year.

Lane County

The Lane County Board of Commissioners has selected Chief Deputy Cliff Harrold as the next Lane County Sheriff.

Austin Ramirez: Lane County's Newest Rural Advocate

Mar 12, 2018

Austin Ramirez will serve as Lane County’s New Community & Economic Development analyst, as an advocate for rural communities. Today (Monday) was his first day. KLCC’s Briana Friden reports.

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Incumbent Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken has a challenger. All together, three board seats are in contention in the May Primary.