City of Eugene

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council voted 5 to 3 Monday to use urban renewal funds for four downtown projects.

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Eugene parks and natural areas are now smoke-free. Beginning in June park goers will see signs indicating the change.

Rachael McDonald

There’s a big push to transform downtown Eugene into an innovation district, where techies, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs can connect. One group hopes to turn a shuttered former department store into the next innovation hub. Supporters hope a public / private partnership can make it happen.

Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz wants the city to start budgeting for 2021 when it hosts the Track & Field World Championships. 

City of Eugene

Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz says the financial outlook for next year is good.  He presented the spending plan to the budget committee this week.

City of Eugene

Residents and businesses have long suffered loud horns from trains chugging through the city. Eugene wants public comments on a proposed railroad quiet zone.

Rachael McDonald

Workers with Eugene’s Parks department are erecting fences this week under the freeway bridges that reach across Washington Jefferson Park.

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Vandals uprooted about 100 trees planted along Eugene’s Amazon Creek. The trees were planted last month in honor of The Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service.

Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene begins more improvement projects to South Willamette Street Monday. Construction crews will begin widening the lanes between 24th and 29th avenues and will install a new traffic signal. This is a pilot project to study whether the new lanes will improve accessibility.

Rachael McDonald

Mike Clark has declared his candidacy for Mayor of Eugene. The city councilor made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday.

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