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Temporary COVID-19 homeless respite centers in Eugene and Springfield are expected to close when Lane County enters Phase Two of reopening. County officials are eyeing a June 5 end date. The City of Eugene will also shutdown their Designated Temporary Shelter Sites, but they'll wait until the county has been approved to enter Phase Two.

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Eugene City Councilors took action on three housing ordinances Tuesday night. This includes the Downtown Riverfront redevelopment project, the Multi-Unit Property Tax Exemption Program (MUPTE) and the Low-Income Rental Housing Property Tax Exemption (LIRHPTE).

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Shortly after the COVID-19 shutdown, the City of Eugene provided childcare to parents working essential jobs. Now in the first recovery phase of the pandemic, Eugene Recreation Services has begun offering daycare to more families needing help.

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Despite Lane County’s approval from Governor Brown to enter Phase one of reopening, the City of Eugene reminds the public that playgrounds, skate parks and sport courts are still closed.

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Due to Governor Kate Brown’s stay-home order, there have been less people parking downtown and getting parking tickets. But that means a loss in city and community revenue.

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Like most everything during this time, Eugene’s Riverfront Park project has needed to make adjustments. However, construction on the next phase will continue as scheduled.


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The combination of school closures, and the need for essential workers to be at their jobs, has increased the need for child care. Now, the Eugene YMCA has partnered with the city and five local school districts to provide free childcare for children of essential workers.

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In Eugene, a new fleet of bright green, fully electric Chevy Bolts is replacing the three-wheeled parking patrol scooters. With them comes a suite of new technology.

  

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Eugene is one step closer to a new riverfront area. The city is placing more than 24 thousand plants along the bank of the Willamette. KLCC’s Aubrey Bulkeley went to see how the work is going.


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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. 

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Late last year, the City of Eugene passed an ordinance banning styrofoam take-out containers. It became effective December 27th. Local officials say the response has been positive, but a few businesses are still in transition.


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People can take a look at how the City of Eugene plans to develop 515 acres of parkland southeast of the city.  The Suzanne Arlie Park master plan will be up for discussion on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown Eugene Public Library. The draft plan features share-use trails, a disc golf course and a 50-acre mountain bike park.

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People can take a look at how the City of Eugene plans to develop 515 acres of parkland southeast of the city. 

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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.


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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. 

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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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