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Eugene Police Chief Chris Skinner says he wants to bring School Resource Officers back to the city’s schools.

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Eugene homeowners have more options when it comes to adding smaller structures to their properties. The City Council Wednesday (9/15/2021) approved an ordinance loosening restrictions on accessory dwelling units or ADUs.

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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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Monday evening the Eugene City Council held a public forum for feedback on proposed changes to policies and practices in the Eugene Police Department. 


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

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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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A report with 50 recommendations on changing how Eugene Police operate was reviewed by city councilors tonight.  It follows calls for reform during last year’s social justice protests.

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


Three Eugene City Councilors woke Monday morning to find anti-police graffiti sprayed on their homes.

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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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A former Lane Community College building could find new life as a first-of-its kind affordable housing site in downtown Eugene. 

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The Eugene City Council approved a resolution condemning white nationalism, seditious activities, and extremist groups during a Jan. 20 work session.

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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 Eugene City Council approved a motion, 6-2, on Wednesday to provide additional rest stops for unsheltered people. These sites could provide up to 100 beds, as well as storage space, hand washing stations, a kitchen area, and restrooms for the unhoused.


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The Eugene City Council Monday is expected to establish a task force to look at public safety funding in the community. The move is spurred by demands from Black Lives Matter protesters who seek a change to how the police department is funded.

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Black Unity protesters marched in Eugene Wednesday night in what the group calls an education protest. Approximately 150 people marched through the Whiteaker neighborhood.


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Eugene City Councilors unanimously voted (8-0) to adopt the City Budget without any amendments Monday night. Councilors made the decision after facing heavy criticism from speakers who demanded the city reallocate police funds to other services. 


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In a unanimous decision, Eugene city councilors voted Tuesday night to adopt an ordinance condemning COVID-19 related bigotry aimed at people with Asian descent. Concurrently, the resolution recognizes May as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

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The 2020 Primary Election for Eugene City Council has 13 candidates running for Wards 1, 2, 7 and 8. Two of these wards are open seats, as councilors Betty Taylor and Chris Pryor have chosen not to run again. Meanwhile, Wards 1 and 7 have councilors Emily Semple and Claire Syrett looking to retain their current positions.

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Downtown Eugene Merchants hosted four City Council Ward 1 candidates Wednesday. They asked questions on affordable housing, local ordinances, and the homeless.

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Eugene City Councilor Emily Semple is after a second term. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, she kicked off her re-election bid today.

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The Eugene City Council announced Wednesday they’ll pilot new rules during public forums beginning January 27. The changes are aimed at increasing equity and accessibility, while ensuring council has time to conduct business.

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Cities with scarce housing across the county are grappling with how to regulate short-term rental businesses like Airbnb. Eugene City Council this week moved to create an advisory committee for further guidance.

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Eugene City Councilor Betty Taylor announced Monday she won’t run again in 2020. The 94-year-old shared the news at the start of the evening work session.


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.