Springfield City Council

Karen Richards

Thursday’s Springfield City Club hosted a pitch for an indoor track in Glenwood. Dubbed a ‘pre-presentation’ because there isn’t a definite site yet, organizers feel positive about their prospects.


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It’s looking like residents of the Patrician Mobile Home Park in Springfield may have to move. After several delays on a vote, the Springfield City Council has approved the rezoning of the land to mixed-use commercial.

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Note: An earlier version of this story suggested a vote could happen tonight (9/16/19), but a city official says such an action will take place at a later meeting.  KLCC regrets the error.

Monday night, the Springfield City Council is giving a second reading on a rezoning request for the Patrician  Mobile Home Park.  The owner, Urban Transitions LLC, wants the site rezoned for commercial development. Many tenants worry they’d be thrown out onto the street.

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The vote on whether or not to rezone a Springfield mobile home park has been put off until possibly later this month. 

A bond to fund Springfield streets has passed. Springfield City Council President Sean Van Gordon says he’s pleased with the results. He says he heard some concerns from voters…

Van Gordon: “There was a lot of questions making sure dollars would turn to pavement. People wanted to see how we knew, if they gave us additional dollars, just how it was going to matter in their day to day life and experience in the transportation system.”

The city of Springfield has tripled the amount of money it provides to an overnight parking program.

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The Springfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to abandon its contract to rent municipal county jail beds to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. KLCC's Alec Cowan reports.

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In 2008, KLCC’s Angela Kellner reported on efforts to revitalize downtown Springfield. Business owners cited crime, parking and lighting as a few of the challenges impeding their success. Nine years later, Kellner follows up on efforts to fix those problems. 

Springfield Will Not Expand into College View

Sep 16, 2015
Rachael McDonald

Neighbors who opposed Springfield's plans to expand into an area West of Mount Pisgah can breathe a sigh of relief. The City Council decided Monday not to increase the urban growth boundary into the controversial College View area.

Springfield City Councilors proposed new sites for urban growth — and did not include a contentious area near Mount Pisgah known as College View. The City's Anette Spickard says North Gateway and the Mill Race were chosen after extensive analysis.
 

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Springfield’s City Council voted unanimously last week to add a fire renewal measure to the fall ballot. The property tax levy would give a five-year extension to one expiring in June.

City spokesman Neil Laudati says merging Eugene and Springfield’s fire departments has saved money by consolidating the Fire Chief and Fire Marshals office:

Laudati: “But when you talk about the renewal of the levy, it’s specific to Springfield, it’s specific to having five stations in Springfield. So this levy is for the cost of the operation of a fifth station in Springfield.”

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A commission recommends Springfield City Councilors should be paid.  KLCC’s  Claude Offenbacher reports the question may go to voters in November.

The Springfield Planning Commission, acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement, has concluded paying stipends to City Councilors to be justified. The proposal would be to pay 500 dollars to the Mayor and 300 dollars to Councilors monthly. Some Councilors and city staff had prompted a study by the Commission, which then considered the request, taking an Oregon-wide perspective…

Angela Kellner

The race for the position representing Springfield on the Lane County Board of Commissioners has attracted two challengers for incumbent Sid Leiken. Political newcomer Charmaine Rehg and Springfield City Councilor Sheri Moore are taking on the career politician.

Charmaine Rehg is a licensed practical nurse. The St. Louis native moved to Oregon less than 2½ year ago. She serves on the Willamette Jazz Society Board and is a member of the Washburne Homeowner’s Association. Rehg has never held elected office and explains why she’s running for the Lane County Board of Commissioners.