City of Eugene

City of Eugene

Now that we’re in the meat of the holiday food season, Eugene officials say the new city-wide curbside composting program is going smoothly.

Rachael McDonald

It’s official! The names chosen for 3 new Eugene streets will be Annie Mims Lane, Wiley Griffon Way, and Nak-Nak Avenue. 

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Eugene City Councilors will grapple with climate change at their Monday 11/18 work session. The public can also weigh in on the city’s Climate Action Plan 2.0.

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With the final steps of an action planning phase at hand, City of Eugene officials are asking for public input on the River Road-Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan.

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The City of Eugene is looking for community input to choose from 12 finalists for street names in its new Downtown Riverfront neighborhood. 

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The possible threats from a large earthquake, wildfire, or flood drew locals to the City of Eugene’s emergency preparedness fair at the Park Blocks today. 

Aubrey Bulkeley

The City of Eugene is hosting its final event Thursday, September 12th seeking community input about the future of the downtown Parks Blocks.

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While Eugene’s City Manager is retiring next month, Jon Ruiz says he’s not going away and plans to keep involved with local initiatives.

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Eugene residents will soon be able to put food scraps in their curbside bin along with yard waste for composting. The city-wide program starts October 1st, 2019.

Sarah-Kate Sharkey

Hundreds of artists are coming to Eugene to take part in Visual Arts Week, kicking off this Friday.

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The City of Eugene wants to transform the downtown park blocks into what it calls a “Town Square”.

Will Dowdy is the city’s urban Development Manager. He says the Town Square concept combines energy around the restoration of the downtown park blocks, a permanent home for the Lane County Farmer’s market and a new Eugene City Hall.

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The City of Eugene is holding a community meeting this Wednesday to imagine a new future for the Park Blocks. 

As part of the effort to develop downtown, the city wants to recreate the Park Blocks into a town square that better meets the needs of the community.

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Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz will deliver his 2020 budget to the City Council on Wednesday. He calls the $677 million spending plan a solid one.

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The City of Eugene’s latest budget includes more than $280,000 to boost a mobile crisis intervention program that serves the area.

Stephen Fickas and Marc Schlossberg

Most transportation systems don’t take cyclists into account. Partnering with the city of Eugene, professors at the University of Oregon are trying to change this with an app.

Karen Richards

The City of Eugene wants to spread the word about its loan program. Although it's been around for 35 years, officials say it's under-utilized.

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Emergency response crews had their hands full last week, as heavy snowfall caused outages and disrupted traffic and operations throughout the region.

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UPDATE: The City of Eugene's Ice Snow Emergency continues on Tuesday. 

Eugene Public Works says, "Despite significant progress clearing roads overnight, people should still prepare to navigate slick and icy roads. That means if you have to go out, give yourself extra drive time to get where you need to go and slow down."

There are hazardous driving conditions in the South Eugene hills as well as on the valley floor and as a result, the city of Eugene has declared an ice/snow emergency, effective immediately.

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The Eugene City Council will consider a proposed payroll tax to fund expanded public safety. The tax would be paid by employers and employees and generate an estimated $22.8 million a year.

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A three-day workshop on developing new concepts for Eugene’s River Road Corridor started today. 

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A historic building on the riverfront in Eugene could get a makeover and become a local gathering place. Public input is sought on plans for the steam plant building.

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Senior residents of Eugene’s tallest building will see some much needed renovation next year. The city closed on a $1.5 million loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Eugene City Councilors voted 6 to 1 Wednesday against designating a homeless camp on Highway 99 as a Dusk to Dawn site. The designation would have meant funding and support from the city for St. Vincent de Paul to manage the site.

Tiffany Eckert

Lane County is considering a potential site on Highway 99 for a public homeless shelter in Eugene. It would be the first one in the city.

Those who encounter hazards on the bikeways of Eugene have a new tool to report them. The city has created iBike Eugene, a cell phone app where residents can tell the city about dangerous conditions from broken glass and potholes, to cars parked in the bike lanes.

Photo submitted by Reverend Adam Briddell.

A city official is responding to an FBI report showing Eugene has the highest number of hate crimes in Oregon. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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For several weeks, passersby at Eighth Avenue and Oak Street-- outside the so-called “Butterfly” lot in Eugene-- have seen a homeless encampment expand. As the city solidifies plans to create a temporary homeless shelter downtown, some doubt that will be enough. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports.

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The City of Eugene is moving fast to create a temporary homeless camp on the vacant lot where City Hall once stood. On Monday, the City Council formally approved the plan.

Rachael McDonald

A judge has given the go-ahead for Lane County and the City of Eugene for a land-swap that involves a remnant of the original land deeded to the county by Eugene and Mary Skinner.

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Eugene residents have until midnight tonight to share their thoughts on how safe they feel for a citywide online survey.