Springfield Buick Project, EPD Alternatives Study

Here’s a roundup of what local elected officials will be talking about at town hall meetings this week.

Eugene City Council

To look at: Meetings are streamed online at bit.ly/Eugene-meetings and youtube.com/c/CityofEugene and streamed on Comcast Channel 21.

To listen: Dial 1-971-247-1195 or 877-853-5257 and use the meeting ID and password.

To participate: Council meetings are held at the Mary Spilde Center at 101 W. 10th Ave. It is possible to participate in person during the meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Comment: Where there is a public forum or public hearing, there will be an option to join the meeting for those not attending in person. Callers can also comment. There are instructions given for speaking during the meeting.


When: 5:30 p.m.

What: Councilors will receive annual reports and presentations on work plans from three different municipal councils:

  1. Sustainable Development Commission
  2. human rights commission
  3. police board


ID and password: 868 9172 6008; tip9


When: 7:30 p.m.

What: After the meeting opens, councilors will report on committee actions and items of interest before reviewing a consent schedule that includes minutes, a draft agenda, and police board appointments. .

The board will then hold a public forum.

Councilors will also vote on an ordinance freeing up a portion of East Fifth Avenue that does not match the street layout of the new downtown waterfront district.


ID and password: 852 5667 2375; tip9


When: Wednesday noon

What: Advisors will receive a second update on the Eugene Police Department’s ongoing study of alternative responses to armed officers.

Initial discussion:CAHOOTS, EPD overloaded with service calls, city alternative response study finds


ID and password: 879 0330 8738; tip9

Springfield City Council

To look at: The city system requires registration to watch and participate in meetings. Use the meeting links to register and get information on how to attend.

To listen: Dial 1-971-247-1195 or 877-853-5257 and use the meeting ID.

To participate: Meetings are held in the council chambers at City Hall, 225 Fifth St.

Comment: There will be instructions during the meeting to speak in public comments or public hearings.


When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

What: Advisors will interview candidates for the Library Advisory Board and the Historical Commission.


Meeting ID: 836 3261 1478


The SEDA Board of Directors includes the Mayor, City Councilors and the Lane County Commissioner representing Springfield.

When: 7:35 a.m. (approximately)

What: After the meeting has opened, Board members will listen and respond to comments from the public.

They will also vote on two items related to the redevelopment of a parking lot near the old downtown Buick project:

  • An extension of the pre-development loan to Blue McKenzie
  • Authorization of a construction loan for Blue McKenzie

Related:Thanks to inflation, Springfield pumps the brakes on an 8-story mixed-use building in the Buick project


Meeting ID: 841 5392 1676

Lane County Board of Commissioners

To look at: County meetings are streamed at bit.ly/LaneCounty-meetings.

To participate: Meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held at Harris Hall, 125 E. Eighth Ave.

Comment: There is no specified time for in-person public comments.

People can also email [email protected] with public comments by noon Wednesday. The subject line should include “PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MEETING DATE 11/17/2022”.

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday

What: The commissioners will discuss filling the position of county councilor and could vote on the nominees.

Contact city government watchdog Megan Banta at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @MeganBanta_1.

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