Lane County Board of Commissioners

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday decided not to go forward with an ordinance that would have given them veto power over local ballot proposals.

Rachael McDonald

The Lane County Board of Commissioners has been threatened with two different lawsuits. They have to do with citizen-backed ballot measures.

Lane County

Lane County Commissioners Tuesday voted three to two in favor of negotiating a long-term lease of the Forest Work Camp.

KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer has more.

Lane County Puts 3 Percent Pot Tax On November Ballot

Aug 4, 2016
Lode Van de Velde

Lane County residents in unincorporated areas will vote on a measure to levy a local three percent tax on recreational pot in November.

Tony McCown

Tony McCown has filed to run for Lane County Commissioner. He’ll face incumbent Pat Farr in the May 17th primary, in the race for the North Eugene board seat.

OSU Extension Service

In May Lane County voters will have the opportunity to help fund Oregon State University’s Extension Service. Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners decided to place a tax levy on the ballot.

Sandra Mann

Two weeks after filing to run for a seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners, Sandra Mann is dropping out of the race. Citing health reasons, Mann says she felt withdrawing now is better than waiting until later. She says she does not plan to run for office again.

Mann was seeking the District 4 seat currently held by Commissioner Pat Farr, representing North Eugene. Farr has not yet filed for re-election.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson filed Thursday to run for a sixth term on the board. He was first in line at the elections office on filing day for the 2016 primary election.

Quagmar Flickr

The leader of the Lane County NAACP is protesting the recent proclamation by the County Board of Commissioners refusing to enforce a state law expanding gun background checks.

Eric Richardson says the timing and spirit of the proclamation that passed 4 to 1 this week is offensive, especially for those who've been affected by gun violence.

Rachael McDonald

Calling it an “unfunded mandate” the Lane County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted not to enforce a new Oregon law that expands background checks for gun sales.