City set to take action on 1059 Willamette property
The City of Eugene is set to take action on the future of the 1059 Willamette property at its Council work session this Wednesday at Noon. The one and only proposal currently on the table is to sell the property to deChaseMiksis/Edlen & Company development team.
A coalition of over a dozen social justice groups came out in April against the proposal, saying “Rather than help create affordable and accessible housing that Eugene so desperately needs, this development project is likely to accelerate gentrification and homelessness.”
Lane county looks to meet 65% vaccination goal
Lane County officials told KEZI that they expect to pass the goal of 65% of the 16+ population receiving at least their first shot of the COVID vaccine. Officials said they were 387 shots away from the goal going into Saturday’s clinic. Reaching the goal allows the County will move down permanently to Lower Risk.
Last week Gov. Brown revealed the changes the state will make when it hits its statewide goal of 70% of residents 18+ receiving at least there first dose, saying “Oregon will lift most state restrictions and move away from a state-led emergency COVID-19 response effort”. This includes lifting most mask requirement, with exceptions in place for medical settings and places where it is federally mandated. The state will also lift all physical distancing and capacity limit requirements. As of Friday the Oregon Health Authority stood at 66.2%.
UO has reversed its decision to allow grad students to renew their lease at Graduate Village, but have inserted a troubling clause that allows the University to cancel the contract “to reduce the health risks associated with COVID-19 or other health risks.”
Those that will not be keeping their housing is some of the Holiday Farm evacuees, as hotels have kicked them out to make room for Olympic Trials athletes.
Environmental groups are celebrating the federal court ruling against the Bureau of Land Management’s Thurston Hill logging plan.
In other BLM news the governmental organization is moving forward with logging in Holiday Farm Fire area.