Budget Committee passes recommendation for Council
The City of Eugene Budget Committee finished their recommendation for Council on Wednesday. The biggest event out of the 4.5 hour session was staff announcing that the City lost its lawsuit with Comcast and with that would take a $3.9M revenue hit.
Among the motions passed at the meeting was a $125K increase in the CAHOOTS budget. The bigger questions around the police and CAHOOTS budget will come down the line when the City deals with the CSI in supplemental budgets. The Budget Committee passed a motion saying they would like to reconvene when Council is having those discussions
Springfield swears in interim police chief
The City of Springfield swore in Andrew Shearer as the new police chief last week. Shearer previously served as the assistant police chief of the Portland Police Bureau, where he worked for 28 years.
The appointment of Shearer comes after former police chief Rick Lewis retired while on paid administrative leave and during an ongoing internal investigation.
Lane County misses vaccination goal
Lane County made a push to get 65% of residents 16+ vaccinated last Tuesday so the County could move to permanent low risk, however they missed it. The County reported that 62.75% of the 16+ population was vaccinated as of last Friday. The state will make an assessment two Tuesdays from now where Lane County will have the opportunity to prove they can move to low risk.
“This notice was sudden and gives residents extremely short notice to find new housing in Eugene, which already has limited and competitive affordable housing options. Additionally, many students chose this housing option due to physical accessibility and affordability, while the University, however, has in the past repeatedly declined to invest into new housing for graduate or senior undergraduate students,” Reads the petition from Graduate Students pushed out of Graduate Village by the UO.
UFC 555 is circulating a “We demand more” petition ahead of its Unity negotiations for Safeway, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, QFC next month.
Daily Emerald covered Disarm UOPD on their recent events and future organizing.
Monday, 8:30 PM — UOYDSA Union Maids screening and discussion @ Washburne Park
Tuesday, 5:00 PM — HCAO Rally to celebrate state-based universal health care act introduction @Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza
Wednesday, 4:00 PM — ACL, WVAP, & ROAR Center Queers against prisons! Queers against society discussion
Thursday, 6 PM — Disarm UOPD Public discussion about the Eugene Track and Field Olympic trials
View more events at solidaritynews.org.