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The Eugene City Council approved a ban on single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam containers Monday. The vote was unanimous. 

Eugene City Council will vote Monday to decide whether to ban polystyrene containers used for prepared food by restaurants and retailers.


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A citizen member of Eugene’s budget committee and former legislative aide to State Representative John Lively has officially kicked off his bid for Eugene City Council, Ward 8.

31-year-old Ryan Moore studied political science at the University of Oregon, and volunteers with the Democratic Party of Lane County.  He says if elected, he’ll tackle several problems, starting with homelessness. 

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Two days after passing a resolution condemning white nationalism and alt-right activities, the Eugene City Council voted to amend it. The councilors unanimously approved the changes on Wednesday. 

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The Eugene City Council voted 6 to zero last night (Monday,) to enable property owners to enforce trespass laws on planter strips-- the areas of land between the curb and sidewalk. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the new provision will take effect immediately.  

Tiffany Eckert

Eugene City Council heard public comment last night about a proposed ordinance revision that would allow property owners to remove people for trespassing in the planter spaces between the curb and the sidewalk.


Rachael McDonald

Monday night, the Eugene City Council voted 6-2 to approve a new payroll tax.

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council is considering a ban on single-use plastics. At their work session Wednesday they had an initial discussion and learned what other cities are doing. 

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Next month, dozens of homeless people camping along Highway 99 will move. The plan was approved by the Eugene City Council Monday night.

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Ride sharing services Lyft and Uber finally have a green light in Eugene and Springfield. Late last week, both companies applied for licenses. Lyft’s was granted Tuesday, with Uber set to launch tomorrow (Thursday).


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The Eugene City Council approved three proposals Monday night that stand to reshape downtown life in Eugene.

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The Eugene City Council may require 1-thousand foot buffer zones between marijuana retailers. The council voted 6 to 2 Wednesday to draft an ordinance.

Eugene City Council to Vote on Ride Hailing Service Plan

Apr 17, 2018
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Eugene City Council is expected to vote next week on a plan to bring Uber, and other ride hailing services, back to the city. Currently, the popular taxi alternatives are not operating in Eugene. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson has more.

Recorded On: April 13, 2018

Air Date: April 16, 2018

The City Club hosted a forum on April 13th to learn more about the measures for a Eugene City Auditor. Speakers presented their arguments for each ballot measure and their significant differences. Panelists described the ballot measures and why they are important for the community. The forum was hosted by KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert.

Speaker Biographies:

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Tonight, the Eugene City Council may direct the City Manager to draft an ordinance for a construction excise tax. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the aim is to fund more affordable housing across the city...which several non-profit groups strongly support.

Recorded on: March 30, 2018Air Date: April 2, 2018

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City of Eugene voters will be deciding on parks and recreation funding measures this May. City councilors moved the levy and bond proposals to the ballot Monday night. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

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The Eugene City Council voted 4 to 3 Wednesday to advance a city auditor measure to the May ballot. Voters may have a choice between two competing proposals.

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A task force just released the “Vision Zero Action Plan.” It has a goal to eliminate all deaths and life-changing injuries on Eugene’s streets by 2035.

The Eugene City Council officially adopted the Vision Zero policy in the Fall of 2015. That’s after three young children were hit and killed while trying to cross Main Street in Springfield with their mom. Transportation advocates throughout Lane County put more pressure on city governments to make streets safer.

Recorded On: October 20, 2017

Air Date: October 23, 2017

On November 7th, Eugene voters will decide whether or not to approve a third bond measure to fix streets and fund bicycle and pedestrian projects. At a cost of $51.2 million, this would fund rebuilding 78 streets among the 91 listed projects. Two advocates speak on this transportation measure that will appear on mail-in ballots.

Rachael McDonald

Based on recent data, Eugene has the highest per capita number of approved licenses for marijuana dispensaries in the state. At their work session Wednesday City Councilors were unwilling to place a 1,000-foot buffer zone between shops.  


Colleagues of former Eugene City Councilor Andrea Ortiz are remembering her for her compassion and leadership. Ortiz died Monday at age 59.

Brian Bull

The contest for Eugene City Council Ward 1 finally has a winner.  Emily Semple pulled a slim margin of victory over Joshua Skov, with just over 50 percent of the vote.

Tiffany Eckert

“Too close to call”: that was a phrase heard throughout the night at the Democratic watch party in downtown Eugene.

In their run off race, Joshua Skov and Emily Semple, both Democrats, ran neck and neck for Ward 1 Eugene City Council seat. Skov says the closeness of the race reflects how similar they are as candidates.

Skov: “I’m really hoping that Eugene can be much more of a model of unity. You know, we wanna fight for our candidate, fight for our agenda but we really need to remember that we are, at the end of the day, neighbors.”

Rachael McDonald

Recorded on: October 21, 2016

Air Date: October 24, 2016

Eugene City Council Ward One race is the only contested race for Eugene’s eight-person City Council in the 2016 General Election.

Rachael McDonald

The only contested Eugene City Council race in the November election is for Ward 1. Candidates Emily Semple and Joshua Skov faced off at a City Club forum Friday.

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The Cascadia subduction zone is likely to rupture sometime in the next 50 years causing major devastation to the northwest. Eugene leaders may decide this week whether to spend extra money to build the new City Hall to withstand an earthquake.

City Unveils 3 Proposals For Kesey Square

Jan 23, 2016
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The City of Eugene unveiled three options to revitalize Kesey Square, Friday.

Rachael McDonald

At a meeting Wednesday the Eugene City Council and Human Rights Commission talked about ways to move forward to end the homeless crisis in the community.

Rachael McDonald

Homeless people and their advocates gathered Monday evening at the Eugene Free Speech Plaza. They're asking the City Council to lift its camping ban.

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