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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.