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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 to sustain its operations and staffing.

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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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The city of Eugene and Community Supported Shelters unveiled a new rest stop for the unhoused on Thursday. The Westmoreland Park site is one of five locations that will go up around the city.

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The heads of Eugene and Springfield gave messages online Thursday to recognize a full year of fighting COVID-19 and what it's meant for their communities.

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Eugene saw a record number of people sign up for plots at its community gardens this year. The demand may have something to do with the pandemic. 


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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.

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Last week (Feb. 19, 2021), the city of Eugene allowed a deadline to renew a franchise agreement with NW Natural gas to lapse. City leaders want to leverage the agreement toward their carbon reduction goals.

  

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Negotiations over whether the City of Eugene will renew a franchise, or right-of-way agreement with NW Natural gas remain ongoing after Monday, Feb. 8, council meeting. Neither the city or the company want to budge on carbon reduction terms that align with Eugene’s climate goals.

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Eugene’s Homes for Good celebrated the grand opening of their latest development, the Commons on MLK on Thursday.

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The City of Eugene recently adjusted policies on urban camping given COVID-19. But, advocates say the rules only dictate where the unhoused can’t stay, not where they can.

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Eugene Police Auditor Mark Gissiner will retire at the end of January. Gissiner has served in the position for 12 years.

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The Eugene City Council welcomed two new members on Jan. 6 during the State of the City Address. The event was held virtually and carried on as usual despite insurrection at the nation’s capitol. 

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The City of Eugene plans to distribute millions of units of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, to small businesses and nonprofits for free this month. Eligible businesses and organizations can begin applying on Jan. 12.

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