City Club of Eugene

Recorded On: June 15, 2018

Air Date: June 18, 2018

Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. The expansion of the 5th Street Public Market will replace a parking lot with an 82-room boutique hotel, a 113-unit apartment building, and a three-story retail and office complex.  It will be built on land owned by Lane County, and leased to Obie Companies.

Casey Barrett, Vice President of Obie Companies, visits City Club of Eugene to give an update on the proposed expansion and lay out the plans.

Copyright KLCC, 2018

Recorded on: June 8, 2018

Air Date: June 11, 2018

In a local tradition unique to City Club of Eugene, every year since 1991 the Turtle Award, a cast iron turtle, has been given to two, or three under-recognized civic leaders in Eugene for “sticking their necks out”. That is, they have demonstrated the strong beliefs, vision and courage required to persevere in a risk prone venture for the good of the whole community.

Recorded On: June 1st, 2018

Air Date: June 4th, 2018

Score the candidates, Then an Automatic Runoff, that’s the essence of a Lane County initiative petition that would change the way we elect officials for County offices. The petitioners call it STAR voting; they are working to put the measure on the General Election ballot this year.

Recorded On: May 18, 2018

Air Date: May 21, 2018

Recorded On: May 11, 2018

Air Date: May 14, 2018

A group of employers and students discuss programs to help local students connect with local businesses in readiness  for entering the workforce at the end of high school.

Speakers:   Brian Erickson, Chambers Construction

                      Debra Miller, PeaceHealth Systems

                      Naz Zydycryn, Kalapuya High School

                      Leah Barber, Sheldon High School

Food for Lane County

Recorded On: May 4, 2018

Air Date: May 7, 2018

This week the City Club of Eugene welcomes program managers and a participant from the Lane County Youth Farm. The Lane County Youth Farm is a 5-acre urban educational, food-producing farm and a work experience site for youth. They grow fresh produce for Food For Lane County and for a 90+ member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program as well as two produce stands. One stand is located at Peace Health Hospital in Springfield.

Rachael McDonald

Candidates for the Springfield seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners squared off Thursday at the Springfield City Club. Among other things, they sparred over the citizen initiative process.

Recorded: April 20, 2018

Air Date: April 23, 2018

The City Club of Eugene and the League of Women Voters of Lane County hosted a forum with 4 of the 6 candidates running to represent East Lane County on the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Today we'll hear from candidates James Barber, Heather Buch, Tim Laue and Kevin Matthews. Candidates Gary Williams and Frank King were unable to attend the forum.

Copyright 2018 KLCC.

Recorded On: April 13, 2018

Air Date: April 16, 2018

The City Club hosted a forum on April 13th to learn more about the measures for a Eugene City Auditor. Speakers presented their arguments for each ballot measure and their significant differences. Panelists described the ballot measures and why they are important for the community. The forum was hosted by KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert.

Speaker Biographies:

Rachael McDonald

Advocates for two competing Eugene City Auditor measures on the May 15th ballot squared off at the City Club of Eugene Friday.

Both the Republican and Democratic primary races are contested this year for the Oregon State House District 11 Seat. The City Club hosted all four candidates on April 6th to learn more about their positions. This was a great opportunity to hear about each of the candidates’ unique perspectives and responses to your questions. The Lane County League of Women Voters provided the format and helped selecting the written questions and keeping the time.

Moderated by Rachael McDonald of KLCC News.

Recorded on: March 30, 2018Air Date: April 2, 2018

Rachael McDonald

Candidates for two Eugene City Council seats spoke at a forum Friday.

Recorded On: March 16, 2018

Air Date: March 19, 2018

Recorded On: March 9, 2018

Air Date: March 12, 2018

Over the last few decades, advancement in our understanding of the dynamics of the earth's surface and the geology of the Cascadia region has revealed that this region is subject to high intensity earthquakes. This is a result of the collision of large elements of the earth's crust called plates. Earthquakes of this type occur less frequently than those from horizontally moving faults like the San Andreas, but they are often of much larger magnitude.

Recorded On: March 2, 2018

Air Date: March 5, 2018

Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis joins City Club to highlight experiences during her first year in office and share hopes for the coming year. She emphasizes the idea that the work we are doing in Eugene matters and that we are all in this together.

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Recorded On: February 23, 2018

Air Date: February 26, 2018

Last year, Eugene was chosen from 47 cities that vied to be the next Mozilla Gigabit City. Winners receive national recognition and grants totaling $300,000 for projects utilizing emerging technology to improve education and expand workforce development.  Eugene was chosen because of its collaborative tech community, supportive environment for startups, and widely deployed fiber infrastructure.

Recorded on: February 16, 2018

Air Date: February 19, 2018

Governor Kate Brown established the Cleaner Air Oregon regulatory examination and overhaul after air quality monitoring research done by the US Forest Service in the Portland area showed dangerous levels of air pollutants.

Recorded On: February 9, 2018

Air Date: February 12, 2018

With tensions rising in the Korean Peninsula with an increase in missile testing by North Korea, it was a surprise to many to hear that North and South Korea were in talks to field a joint Women's Icy Hockey team - under one flag - 27 years after the last joint team fielded by the two countries.

Recorded On: January 26, 2018

Air Date: January 29, 2018

Recorded On: January 19, 2018

Air Date: January 22, 2018

President Trump’s December 2017 announcement to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem rocked the holy city and the world. Today we hear from three speakers that add perspective to the issue.

Recorded On: January 19, 2018

Air Date: January 22, 2018

President Trump’s December 2017 announcement to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem rocked the holy city and the world. Today we hear from three speakers that add perspective to the issue.

Recorded On: January 12, 2018

Air Date: January 15, 2018

Most segments of the Lane County commercial and industrial real estate market are doing well, but prices and rent are rising. One new industry - cannabis related businesses - is having a disproportional impact on the market and availability.

Recorded On: January 12, 2018

Air Date: January 15, 2018

Most segments of the Lane County commercial and industrial real estate market are doing well, but prices and rent are rising. One new industry - cannabis related businesses - is having a disproportional impact on the market and availability.

Recorded On: January 5, 2018

Air Date: January 8, 2017

Recorded On: December 15, 2017

Air Date: December 18, 2017

The City Club’s unique “Gifts to the City” event is their annual holiday program. Community members graciously offer their virtual “gifts” to the city. These gifts may be serious, offbeat, ironic, amusing, inspiring, entertaining, and/or challenging. The speakers from various walks of life explain what they would give if they had the power to do so, and why they are making the gift.

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Recorded On: December 8, 2017

Air Date: December 11, 2017

Recorded On: December 1, 2017

Air Date: December 4, 2017

Recorded On: November 17, 2017

Air Date: November 20, 2017

What is the appropriate balance between the risks to the public from firearms and the individual right to bear arms? With two of the four deadliest mass shootings in United States history occurring in the past six weeks, the gun debate has been reignited and has many people talking about where the balance of individual rights vs. public safety should lie.

Recorded on: November 3, 2017

Air Date: November 6, 2017

It’s not every day that a benefactor makes a $500 million gift to a public university in Oregon. Since the October 2016 announcement that Phil and Penny Knight have promised to give $50 million each year for the next decade (matched by other private donations and fundraising), there has been a buzz of anticipation around this new addition to the University of Oregon. Groundbreaking on this billion-dollar new scientific and research campus is expected in February 2018.

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