Politics & Government

Politics & Government

City of Eugene

Eugene’s housing market is tight. As the city looks to future population growth, it’s trying to prepare for even more demand. Eugene seeks public input on options for Multi-family housing.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday decided not to go forward with an ordinance that would have given them veto power over local ballot proposals.

Oregon Senate Democrats

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners Tuesday appointed a temporary replacement for Medford state Senator Alan Bates, who died in early August. Democrat Kevin Talbert will serve until January, when the winner of the November election will take office.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners has been threatened with two different lawsuits. They have to do with citizen-backed ballot measures.

A new state-sponsored retirement plan for private-sector workers in Oregon has cleared a key federal hurdle.

The U.S. Department of Labor finalized rules Thursday that allow Oregon's plan to debut next July.

Gov. Kate Brown photo: Michael Lloyd, Associated Press. Bud Pierce photo: courtesy of budpierce.com

Gov. Kate Brown has agreed to at least five debates this fall with her Republican challenger, William "Bud" Pierce, as reported by The Oregonian.

These debates will happen in bigger cities around the state, starting in Bend.

The schedule is as follows:

Lane County

Lane County Commissioners Tuesday voted three to two in favor of negotiating a long-term lease of the Forest Work Camp.

KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer has more.

Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene wants to make its downtown public spaces better. It’s launched a “place-making” initiative which seeks the community’s input.

Benton County Residents To Consider Ranked Choice Voting

Aug 9, 2016
Better Ballot Benton

This November, Benton County residents will vote on a ballot measure that would implement ranked choice voting.

KLCC's Kira Hoffelmeyer has more.

Corvallis Fire Department Suffers From Staff Shortage

Aug 8, 2016
www.corvallisadvocate.com

The Corvallis Fire Department says a staff shortage is affecting its operations.

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