At a special meeting on February 6, the Eugene City Council voted 5-3 to pass an ordinance banning natural gas infrastructure in new low-rise residential construction.
The special meeting was held at the request of councilors who felt the topic should be sent to Eugeneans for a vote. That motion did not pass by a vote of 3-5. A motion was then made to move forward with the proposed ordinance and that motion was approved by Council by a vote of 5-3.
On November 21 and December 12, 2022, the City Council held public hearings on the ordinance to prohibit fossil fuel infrastructure in new low-rise residential buildings. Low-rise residential buildings include single-family dwellings, duplexes, triplexes, quadraplexes, cottage clusters and any residential structure that is three-stories or less.
The ordinance prohibits fossil fuel infrastructure in new low-rise residential buildings; and adding sections 6.695 and 6.696 to the Eugene Code, 1971.
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