Lane County Board of Commissioners

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The Lane County Board of Commissioners passed a motion on Tuesday banning fireworks in unincorporated areas during fire season.

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Lane County Public Health gave a sobering COVID-19 update to the Board of Health today/Tuesday. Its commissioners responded by issuing an Emergency Public Health Advisory.

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In a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday Lane County Commissioners effectively put a stop to a quarry project on TV Butte near Oakridge.


At a Board meeting on Tuesday, July 13, commissioners discussed a potential fireworks ban that would be automatically triggered when fire season is declared. The aim is to address fire danger.



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Lane County Commissioners Tuesday declared a state of emergency due to extreme drought conditions.

Lane County Public Health

Lane County has met the state’s 65% metric for COVID-19 vaccinations and will now move to the Low Risk category—permanently. Changes in community restrictions will go into effect sooner than expected. 

City of Oakridge

The Lane County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to postpone a decision about a controversial quarry proposal in Oakridge. They want more time to review testimony.


More than 75 Oregon county commissioners-- along with business advocates-- have penned a letter to Governor Kate Brown. They’re requesting reconsideration of the state’s approach to COVID-19 mitigation measures and restrictions.

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In their capacity as the board of health, the Lane County Commissioners passed the resolution which includes a commitment to meaningful discussion with communities of color on issues of race, ethnicity and health.

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People rebuilding after the Holiday Farm Fire just got a break. The Lane County Board of Commissioners has approved a fee waiver program for land use, sanitation, and building permits.

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A new Lane County Commissioner was sworn in and the longest serving commissioner was bid farewell Monday in a virtual “State of the County”.


Lane County & Better Housing Together

Lane County Board of County Commissioners approved an affordable housing action plan conducted by Better Housing Together on Wednesday. The goal is to increase housing options and reduce the risk of homelessness.

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The Technical Assistance Collaborative report, known as the shelter feasibility study, was released in 2018 with a five-year goal of decreasing the number of chronic homelessness in Lane County. But, at the time it was created it wasn't using the best data, nor did it account for a global pandemic and a destructive wildfire.

Kelsey Cluff

A grassroots effort to re-instate birth center services in Lane County just received a financial boost.

Brian Bull

The Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution denouncing white nationalism.

Rachael McDonald

In his State of the County address Monday, Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson highlighted the ongoing challenge of homelessness. He also lauded some accomplishments from the past year. screenshot

The Lane County Board of Commissioners is considering a $15 per hour minimum wage for its more than 2,000 employees.  

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Last year, Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared substance abuse addiction a public health crisis. Since then, Portland, Medford, Jackson County, and Klamath County have followed suit. Today Lane County joined in, but not without debate. 

Rachael McDonald

Sandi Mann is among three people who have so far filed to run for the Lane County Board of Commissioners position 3 in May. 

PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center

Lane County commissioners heard public comments Tuesday night from several people protesting the planned closure of Peacehealth’s Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield.

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A small homeless camp could soon be set up on a corner of the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Bureau of Land Management

The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to withdraw membership from a timber lobbying group. A new majority on the board has reversed a past trend.

Rachael McDonald

Two new Lane County Commissioners were sworn in Monday at the State of the County event.

Tiffany Eckert

Lane County Commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously to place a curfew on the so-called “butterfly lot” property in downtown Eugene. A group of homeless people had camped there for several weeks in October and early November.

Recorded: April 20, 2018

Air Date: April 23, 2018

The City Club of Eugene and the League of Women Voters of Lane County hosted a forum with 4 of the 6 candidates running to represent East Lane County on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Today we'll hear from candidates James Barber, Heather Buch, Tim Laue and Kevin Matthews. Candidates Gary Williams and Frank King were unable to attend the forum.

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In the annual State of the County address, Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Pat Farr called 2017 a year of stabilization and progress.

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As of today, about 150 Lane County workers have left the picket lines to return to their jobs.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, AFSCME leaders hope to see many of them back on strike soon.  

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Lane County officials say as of today, about 150 of nearly 700 striking workers have gone back to their jobs…enabling some services to start up again.  

Rachael McDonald / Butterfly lot

The Lane County Board of Commissioners and Eugene City Council have agreed to a land swap.
The agreement will provide for a site for a new County Courthouse on the former City Hall Site. The New City Hall will be built on the current Butterfly parking lot at 8th and Oak downtown.

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The Lane County Board of Commissioners Wednesday selected Gary Williams to fill the board seat left vacant by Faye Stewart.