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The EPA has awarded half a million dollars to a coalition representing Eugene-Springfield and Lane County, for possible clean-up of former or potential business sites.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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The City of Eugene says it will purchase 16 acres of riverfront property from Eugene Water & Electric Board. The hope is to connect downtown to the Willamette River.

Eugene City Councilor George Poling announced Wednesday he is retiring from his Ward 4 seat.

The Eugene City Council Monday night unanimously passed a city ordinance that protects individuals. They heard from more than 30 people speaking in favor of the move, while 2 men spoke against it. 

Rachael McDonald

Eugene City Councilors Wednesday approved a pilot ban on dogs in the downtown core. They voted against banning smoking. Both proposals are aimed at addressing public safety issues.

Rachael McDonald

In an effort to improve safety and livability, Eugene City Councilors are considering restrictions on smoking and dogs in the downtown core. There is support for the proposals but a feeling there’s more that can be done to improve what’s become a sketchy neighborhood.

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The Eugene City Council is considering restricting smoking and dogs downtown in an attempt to make the neighborhood safer. The council will hear from the public on the two proposals at its February 27th meeting.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene is a little closer to its goal of completing the Ridgeline Trail. This week Lane County Commissioners voted to sell the city a small parcel of land along east 30th Avenue.

City Of Eugene To Launch "Repair Cafe" Project

Jan 2, 2017
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The city of Eugene wants to reduce waste by teaching people to fix common household items, like clothes and electrical appliances. The City received $70,000 in grant money to launch the “Repair Café” project.

Stephanie Scafa is an analyst with Eugene’s Waste Prevention and Green Building Program.

Scafa: “A repair café, or a fix-it clinic, is a space that is a free meeting place for people to come and repair common household items.”

Scafa says the cafes will be staffed with professionals and volunteers who can help people restore their old stuff.

Rachael McDonald

A Coos County Judge says he can’t rule now on a proposed land swap involving the City of Eugene and Lane County. This is the latest in the saga involving Eugene City Hall.

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