City Offers First Report on South Willamette Street Improvements

New data about the re-striping of South Willamette Street shows the street is functioning well — and that critics’ concerns about major back-ups and decreased business activity have not come true. Chris Henry, a city Transportation Planning Engineer and the Project Lead for the South Willamette project, shared data on the South Willamette Street Improvement Plan at a City Council work session…

Seeking Housing Policy Board Members

Applications are being accepted from community members interested in serving on the Lane County Intergovernmental Housing Policy Board.  The Mission of the HPB is to increase the availability of decent, affordable housing, for low and very low income families and individuals in Lane County. The Intergovernmental Housing Policy Board (HPB) acts as a forum for public…

Mayor canvasses neighborhood adjacent to Amazon Corners

By Lucy Vinis, Keeping in touch: Notes from the Mayor Weekly Recap – March 20, 2017 Last week, Council acted decisively on three issues. We unanimously approved the ordinance to protect the rights of all people in our community, commonly referred to as our sanctuary city ordinance, at Monday’s public hearing after an evening of…

Land Use Application Submitted

by Dennis Hebert A new land use application has been submitted for 365 E. 31st Ave by Bob Wright for an adult group home. Mr. Wright is checking to make sure that what he is proposing is within the current land use zoning. It is currently R 1.  ( If the proposal meets the current…