cities http://klcc.org en Eugene's Multi Unit Property Tax Exemption ballot initiative debate http://klcc.org/post/eugenes-multi-unit-property-tax-exemption-ballot-initiative-debate <p>The Unsettled Future of Eugene’s Multiple Unit Property Tax Exemption: A Debate</p><p>The City of Eugene’s controversial multiple unit property tax exemption (MUPTE) program has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent years.<br /><br />The City of Eugene has used MUPTE to enable re-development of&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; underutilized areas in our downtown. Now, neighborhood activist Paul Conte has produced a ballot initiative that would repeal this program.&nbsp; So we ask the question: Should we retain MUPTE as a tool to enable downtown re-development, or should we eliminate it?</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Don 2346 at http://klcc.org Making Great Cities: Democracy + Design http://klcc.org/post/making-great-cities-democracy-design <p>Meeting:&nbsp; October 18, 2013<br />Aired on KLCC:&nbsp; October 21, 2013<br /><br />Maurice Cox, former City Councilor and Mayor of Charlottesville, VA, and now Director of the Tulane City Center Initiative in New Orleans, LA.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:35:35 +0000 1581 at http://klcc.org Symptoms of Climate Change' Part III: Cities Face Higher Health Risks In Heat Islands http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-iii-cities-face-higher-health-risks-heat-islands <p>Climate change models are predicting hotter summers in the Northwest. And experts say the health risks from that heat are higher in places known as urban heat islands. In the third installment of our series, ‘<a href="http://earthfix.info/communities/article/hotter-summers-mean-more-health-risks-in-urban-hea/">Symptoms of Climate Change</a>,’ EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita explains how dark pavement and rooftops in these city neighborhoods make hot weather more hazardous to human health.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:53:58 +0000 Cassandra Profita 1286 at http://klcc.org Symptoms of Climate Change' Part III: Cities Face Higher Health Risks In Heat Islands