City of Eugene

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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Broken down and unused properties are more than just eye-sores—they may contain chemicals or other public health hazards. But testing for contaminates can be a costly process. A Eugene/Springfield coalition wants to help fund these assessments.

A brownfield is any type of previously developed property with real or perceived environmental contamination, like an old gas station, dry cleaner, or lumber mill. These properties are often found in low income and industrial neighborhoods.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy will retire from her post at the end of the year. With 12 years in office she’s the city’s 2nd longest serving mayor of Eugene.  She spoke with KLCC’s Rachael McDonald.

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The Eugene City Council received an earful last night (Monday) during its public forum about a recent police incident at the downtown park blocks. Last Friday, when police arrested two men for drug dealing, a large crowd gathered, yelling obscenities and taunting officers. 

Brian Bull

In roughly a year, the City of Eugene plans to have hundreds of bikes available for short commutes across the Downtown, University District, and Whiteaker areas.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene wants to improve its downtown public spaces. They’re hoping people will get involved with several upcoming events.

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Today, while many other American communities are observing Columbus Day, Eugene is joining several other Pacific Northwest cities in recognizing the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples Day”.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Rachael McDonald

The great-great grandson of city founder Eugene Skinner was on hand Thursday to lay a historic marker on the southeast corner of the city of Eugene’s original land claim.

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