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Summer is also roadwork season in Oregon. The City of Eugene is taking on some big repairs this year.

  

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Incidents of hate and bias are on the rise again in Eugene, according to the city’s annual report. 2020 showed an increase of 13 percent since the previous year.

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The Eugene City Council has designated two Safe Sleep sites for people experiencing homelessness to park or camp in, at Chase Commons Park on South Garden Way, and at 310 Garfield Street.

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Changes to Eugene Police Department policies and procedures are the focus of a public forum on July 19.

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The City of Eugene announced the purchase of carbon offsets July 7 in an effort to meet their 2020 carbon neutrality goal outlined by the Climate Recovery Ordinance.

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Police and fire officials will be on patrol this weekend to enforce a fireworks ban in the south hills of Eugene.

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Eugene got $11-million in state funding this legislative session that will help the city complete its Riverfront Park and provide more sites for homeless people to sleep. 

  

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Eugene and Springfield police are offering two amnesty days to turn in illegal fireworks without being cited.

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The Eugene City Council Monday approved its budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The $724 million dollar spending plan includes additional funding for homeless services and downtown safety.

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Downtown Eugene continues to transform, through a major construction project that’ll give a permanent home to the Lane County Farmer’s Market.  

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Eugene City Councilors held one of two Work Sessions focused on reparations for Black and Indigenous People of Color and Asian Americans Wednesday.

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On Monday evening, the Eugene City Council unanimously approved a ban on the sale and use of all fireworks within city limits South of 18th Avenue or East of Agate street. The ban extends through the remainder of 2021 and 2022.

  

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Eugene City Councilors took a step toward a compromise with Northwest Natural Gas on their new right of way franchise agreement, Wednesday. A stalemate over carbon reduction goals led to the expiration of a previous agreement on May 11.

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Oregon lawmakers are considering a measure that could potentially allow cities and counties to more than triple their marijuana tax.

  

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The city of Eugene has identified 11 potential 'Safe Sleep Sites' for the unhoused to legally stay while receiving services. The city aims to approve and open selected sites this fall.

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Eugene city councilors accepted a proposal to construct a mixed-income building downtown called the Montgomery on Wednesday.

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It’s Pride month, with many LGBTQ people hoping for more acceptance and support.  That includes Eugene’s transgender community. 

The City of Eugene is partnering with White Bird Clinic to provide a downtown location for primary care and behavioral health services to the unhoused.

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Eugene City Councilors will consider a ban on the use, and eventual sale of fireworks in parts of the city to mitigate wildfire risk in the South Hills.

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Eugene’s mobile crisis service, CAHOOTS, has been celebrated as a model alternative to policing. But the organization says it needs more funds from the City of Eugene.

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Construction will begin May 19 along a section of Willamette Street in Eugene. It’s an effort to make travel easier going both directions between South Eugene and Downtown. 

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The Eugene City Council Monday heard the results of a community engagement effort on public safety priorities.


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Eugene city councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to boost capacity at temporary shelter sites for tents and parking. The city aims to prioritize people living in areas unsanctioned for camping. 

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Economic officials with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield are reviewing ways they can better accommodate communities of color.  

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The Eugene City Council heard public testimony Monday night on a proposal to expand places for people who are homeless to park and tent-camp.

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Vehicle camping in Eugene has surged over the past year with the city receiving hundreds of complaints from community members and businesses owners. The city council will consider how to solve this problem and where to allow vehicle campers Monday night.

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A new nonprofit will oversee PeaceHealth’s bike share program, PeaceHealth Rides in Eugene. Cascadia Mobility, a company within Forth Mobility, was selected by the city and will begin operations in May.

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City council members were presented today with the results of a Eugene-area survey on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected locals.

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The Eugene City Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing on an ordinance that would increase the capacity of temporary camping and parking sites.

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The City of Eugene Parks and Open Space, along with a group of volunteers planted 240 roses at the Owen Rose Garden on March 26. The new flowers will add more hues and resilience.

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