Politics & Government http://klcc.org en Eugene City Council Gets An Earful Of Comments On Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/eugene-city-council-gets-earful-comments-proposed-sick-leave-ordinance <p>An overwhelming number of people attended the Eugene City Council's public comment hearing Monday night. Citizens packed Harris Hall to voice their concerns, support, or opposition to the proposed sick leave ordinance.</p><p>About 60 people commented on the proposed sick leave ordinance. Lindy Moore heads the Emerald Executive Association and opposes the ordinance.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:39:25 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17924 at http://klcc.org Eugene City Council Gets An Earful Of Comments On Proposed Sick Leave Ordinance Lane County Board Acts Against Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/lane-county-board-acts-against-eugene-sick-leave-ordinance <p>The <a href="http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/BCC/Pages/AgendaHome.aspx">Lane County Board of Commissioners</a> has made the unprecedented move of barring cities in the county from passing laws that impact employment. The vote Monday morning is meant to pre-empt the <a href="http://www.eugene-or.gov/sickleave">City of Eugene</a>'s efforts to pass a sick leave ordinance.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:34:06 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17907 at http://klcc.org Lane County Board Acts Against Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dead At Age 91 http://klcc.org/post/former-oregon-governor-vic-atiyeh-dead-age-91 <p>Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh has died. The 91-year-old passed away Sunday evening at Portland's Providence St. Vincent Medical Center of complications from renal failure. Atiyeh served two terms as governor from 1979 until 1987. He became one of Oregon's most respected Republican political figures and relished his role as an elder statesman. But he still kept a hand in politics.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:45:41 +0000 Chris Lehman 17873 at http://klcc.org Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dead At Age 91 Monday Could Be Pivotal for Eugene's Sick Leave Ordinance http://klcc.org/post/monday-could-be-pivotal-eugenes-sick-leave-ordinance <p>Lane County residents might be tempted to call in sick to work Monday to get to two important public hearings. Both of them have to do with Eugene's proposed <a href="http://www.eugene-or.gov/sickleave">sick leave ordinance</a>. The public is invited to comment on three <a href="http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/BCC/Pages/default.aspx">Lane County</a> ordinances put forward in reaction to Eugene's efforts. The first exempts the county from Eugene's ordinance. The second exempts other cities in Lane County. The third actually prohibits municipalities from passing labor laws. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17679 at http://klcc.org Monday Could Be Pivotal for Eugene's Sick Leave Ordinance Oregon Governor's Race: The First Debate http://klcc.org/post/oregon-governors-race-first-debate <p></p><p>The first gubernatorial debate of the 2014 general election between incumbent Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican State Representative Dennis Richardson took place July 18, 2014 at the Salem Convention Center. It was sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:01:07 +0000 Chris Lehman 17811 at http://klcc.org Oregon Governor's Race: The First Debate New Eugene City Hall Designers Discuss Their Vision http://klcc.org/post/new-eugene-city-hall-designers-discuss-their-vision <p>The latest design for a proposed new <a href="http://www.eugene-or.gov/cityhall">Eugene City Hall</a> was unveiled Monday at&nbsp; a City Council work session by Rowell Brokaw Architects of Eugene and the Miller Hall Partnership of Seattle. The building would be constructed on the site of the existing city hall, closed nearly two years ago. John Rowell, a principal architect in the Eugene firm, and Project Manager Kaarin Knudson discuss the new municipal center.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Claude Offenbacher 17555 at http://klcc.org New Eugene City Hall Designers Discuss Their Vision Deadline Extended For Civic Stadium Fundraising http://klcc.org/post/deadline-extended-civic-stadium-fundraising <p>The effort to save historic civic stadium in Eugene continues. Yesterday (Wednesday) supporters were given an extension to raise money to renovate the dilapidated ball park.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:19:30 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 17706 at http://klcc.org Deadline Extended For Civic Stadium Fundraising Eugene's Sick Leave Proposal Draws Opposition http://klcc.org/post/eugenes-sick-leave-proposal-draws-opposition <p>Eugene is looking to follow in the footsteps of Portland and Seattle with a sick leave ordinance. It would require employers to provide paid sick time to their workers within city limits. This endeavor has been welcomed by many low-wage workers and their advocates and met with dismay by many employers. The Lane County Board of Commissioners is trying to sideline the effort.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:48:18 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17652 at http://klcc.org Eugene's Sick Leave Proposal Draws Opposition State Rep. Phil Barnhart on Taxes, Schools, Global Warming And More http://klcc.org/post/state-rep-phil-barnhart-taxes-schools-global-warming-and-more <p></p><p></p><p>State Representative Phil Barnhart serves Oregon House District 11 in Salem.&nbsp; A Democrat, he's been in Salem since 2001.&nbsp; His constituents are in Central Lane and Linn counties, including parts of Eugene and Springfield.&nbsp; Barnhart is hosting three issue town halls in Eugene this summer.&nbsp; They deal respectively with pathways to prosperity, education funding and global warming and jobs:</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Claude Offenbacher 17098 at http://klcc.org State Rep. Phil Barnhart on Taxes, Schools, Global Warming And More Eugene Mayor Pursues Sick-Leave Despite County Opposition http://klcc.org/post/eugene-mayor-pursues-sick-leave-despite-county-opposition <p>Tuesday, the Lane County Board of Commissioners moved to stymie the City of Eugene's<a href="http://www.eugene-or.gov/sickleave"> sick leave ordinance</a> before it's passed. It's unclear what effect the county's actions will have.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:09:37 +0000 Rachael McDonald 17135 at http://klcc.org Eugene Mayor Pursues Sick-Leave Despite County Opposition