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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Eugene Brings Home the Gold

For the second time in five years, Eugene was recognized for its commitment to providing a pedestrian-friendly environment. Walk Friendly Communities (WFC), a national recognition program based out of North Carolina, designated Eugene as a gold-level comm...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

City Manager Jon Ruiz's Speech to the Chamber of Commerce

In 1847, my great, great, great grandmother and her 7 children left Missouri and travelled the Oregon Trail 2,000 miles, settling just north of Coburg.

Every summer and fall, Barb and I drive through Nancy Ferguson’s 320 acre homestead on our way to pick c...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

City Boards and Commissions Seeking New Applicants

Eugene residents looking for new opportunities to get involved with the community can apply now for a number of City boards and commissions. Each year, a number of openings occur within the City’s boards and commissions, and City staff carry out...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Mayor Piercy Hands the Gavel to Mayor Lucy Vinis

The 2017 State of the City program included: Vinis and new Ward 1 City Councilor Emily Semple taking their oaths of office; the swearing in of three Eugene Water and Electric Board commissioners; presentations of appreciation to Mayor Piercy and outgoing ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

Barrier Helps Curb Illegal Camping and Dumping

After years of misuse and illegal activity, Public Works Maintenance has closed off a dead-end road in southwest Eugene. Earlier this year crews placed a barrier and a gate on Pitchford Avenue, just west of the intersection with Westec Drive. This street ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

City Offices Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day

All City of Eugene administrative offices, community centers, the Hult Center Ticket Office and all City libraries, including the book returns, will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Hult Center ticket purchases, many Library service...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Public Works Day Drives Smiles and Inspires Learning

The weather was spectacular, the learning was abundant, and the smiles were everywhere. Eugene Public Works hosted another successful Public Works Day on May 18.

More than 2,700 people took a tour of the Roosevelt Yard during Public Works Day, learnin...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Eugene Awarded $1.9 Million Grant for High Speed Fiber

The U.S Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced today that it is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the City of Eugene and its partners for the construction of the high speed fiber network that will connect abo...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Eugene Awarded $1.9 Million Grant for High Speed Fiber

The U.S Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced today that it is awarding a$1.9 million grant to the City of Eugene and its partners for the construction of the high speed fiber network that will connect abou...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Food Waste Curbside Collection Pilot Launches Final Pilot Area in South University Neighborhood

Eugene’s curbside food waste collection adds the fourth and final pilot area in a section of the South University neighborhood this week. The area will bring about 215 households into the pilot program that allows participants to have their food...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

City Celebrates National Historic Preservation Month in May

In honor of National Historic Preservation Month in May, the City of Eugene Planning Division will be supporting several events throughout the City.

May 5th, 5:30–8 PM:First Friday ArtWalk – George Warner Exhibit

The Eugene Historic Preservation Program wil...

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