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Lane County to hold online information session on American Rescue Plan Community Grant opportunity on Monday, May 23
Posted on 05/20/2022
An online information session about Lane County’s American Rescue Plan Community Grant opportunity will be held next Monday, May 23, at 12:00 p.m. Visit www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA for the Microsoft Teams link to join the meeting.   READ MORE...
Lane County Elections Update
Posted on 05/17/2022
The Lane County Elections Office is continuing to receive ballots postmarked by Election Day, May 17. Nearly 2,000 ballots were picked up from the Post Office on May 18 and more ballots are expected in the coming days.  READ MORE...
American Rescue Plan community grant opportunity
Posted on 05/16/2022
Lane County will award $3 million in grants to assist nonprofits and public agencies that did not receive direct American Rescue Plan (ARPA) allocations as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply, submit the required information contained in the Request for Applications packet found at www.LaneCounty.org/ARPA.   READ MORE...
Lane County Parks hosting regional community meetings to discuss future of parks
Posted on 05/12/2022
Lane County Parks is hosting four regional meetings this month to gather input from community members about parks in their region.   READ MORE...
Lane County voters: return your ballots early
Posted on 05/09/2022
Voters are urged to return their ballots as early as possible to ensure their vote is counted.   READ MORE...
Haven't received your ballot yet?
Posted on 05/05/2022
Lane County ballots were mailed on Thursday, April 28, 2022 and registered voters should have received their ballots by now.   READ MORE...
Lane County's Budget Committee kicks off with a public hearing next Tuesday, May 3
Posted on 04/28/2022
Lane County is working to develop its 2022-2023 budget. The first Lane County Budget Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. with the public hearing set to begin at 7:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Drop-in session Saturday, May 7, for Holiday Farm Fire survivors with rebuilding questions
Posted on 04/28/2022
Lane County Land Management is hosting a drop-in session on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the McKenzie Community School New Gym (51187 Blue River Drive) for Holiday Farm Fire survivors who are working through the rebuilding process.   READ MORE...
Ballots mailed today, Thursday, April 28
Posted on 04/28/2022
Lane County Elections mailed ballots today for the May 17, 2022 Primary Election. Most voters should receive their ballots by Wednesday, May 4.  READ MORE...
County mowers are gearing up and need roadsides clear of obstructions
Posted on 04/27/2022
Drivers on rural County-maintained roads will see mowers clearing the road rights-of-way of grass and brush beginning this month. Property owners can help prepare by ensuring they have not placed anything in the mower’s path in the road right-of-way.  READ MORE...
Draft Bicycle Master Plan available for review
Posted on 04/27/2022
Lane County’s first-ever draft Bicycle Master Plan is available for review and comment. The draft plan’s goal is to make bicycling a viable regional transportation option in rural Lane County linking communities to destinations and services, and connecting where we live, work, and play.   READ MORE...
Board of County Commissioners adopts new, three-year strategic plan
Posted on 04/26/2022
Today, the Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to adopt a new strategic plan to help guide Lane County programs and services for 2022–2024.   READ MORE...
Emergency alert test on Saturday, April 30, for coastal residents
Posted on 04/25/2022
A test of the emergency alert system in the Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue service area is scheduled for noon on Saturday, April 30.  READ MORE...
Tips for being an informed voter in Lane County
Posted on 04/25/2022
An informed voter is not just familiar with the candidates and issues on their ballot; an informed voter also has a plan to ensure they return their ballots to Lane County Elections in time to be counted.  READ MORE...
Voter registration, political party affiliation change deadline Tuesday, April 26
Posted on 04/21/2022
The voter registration deadline for the May 17, 2022 Primary Election is Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners approves County's first Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Plan
Posted on 04/18/2022
The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved the County’s first Community Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Plan on a 4-1 vote this past Tuesday. This decision makes Lane County the second Oregon county to have a comprehensive, community-wide plan to address the climate crisis.  READ MORE...
Armitage Park campsite expansion moves closer to reality; project open house on April 12
Posted on 04/06/2022
Lane County Parks is making progress on its efforts to expand camping at Armitage Park  READ MORE...
Lane County Waste Management celebrates Food Waste Prevention Week
Posted on 04/05/2022
Research shows that consumers are responsible for more wasted food than farms, grocery stores, or restaurants. In Lane County, this translates to nearly 50 tons of food each year —accounting for almost one-fifth of the total waste stream. Statewide, 70 percent of the food that Oregonians throw out could be eaten. Food waste also generates methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases.  READ MORE...
Lane County hosting input sessions on new strategic plan draft
Posted on 03/29/2022
Lane County is updating its three-year strategic plan for 2022–2024. A draft plan has been created based on survey results and earlier feedback from community leaders, residents and employees.   READ MORE...
Grants available to help Holiday Farm Fire survivors harden homes, businesses against fire
Posted on 03/21/2022
People who own a home – including a manufactured home – or business that was damaged or destroyed by the 2020 wildfires can receive money for using more fire-resistant methods and materials when they rebuild. Those who have already rebuilt also qualify.   READ MORE...
Lane County, partners celebrate first electric vehicle charging station at Mt. Pisgah
Posted on 03/21/2022
Lane County’s Fleet Services Division has finished the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the main parking area at Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah).   READ MORE...
Voter notification cards on their way to Lane County voters
Posted on 03/08/2022
Lane County Elections is mailing voter notification cards to all active Lane County voters this week. The cards include the voter’s precinct, senate and representative district based on the recent redistricting process.  READ MORE...
Emergency alert test on Saturday, March 12, for Veneta, Fern Ridge and Santa Clara-area residents
Posted on 03/08/2022
A test of the emergency alert system in the Lane Fire Authority and Santa Clara Fire District service areas is scheduled for noon on Saturday, March 12.  READ MORE...
Legislature approves investment in multi-use facility at Lane Events Center
Posted on 03/04/2022
The Oregon Legislature has approved providing Lane County with $7.5 million toward the construction of a new, publicly owned multi-use facility at the Lane Events Center that could provide a home for the Ems baseball team, as well as other community events and activities.  READ MORE...
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Lane County & Lane County Public Health launch Why We Build
Posted on 03/01/2022
Each year roughly 2,000 people attempt suicide in Lane County. The Why We Build project shares survivors’ stories in their own words - lives of joy, lives of hardship; lives that are all worth living.  READ MORE...
Deadline to file a personal property tax return for businesses is March 15
Posted on 02/22/2022
Personal property tax returns for businesses are due by March 15. No filing extensions will be granted.  READ MORE...
Online open house Wednesday for 30th Avenue improvements
Posted on 02/14/2022
Lane County is studying how to improve safety, comfort and connections along the 30th Avenue corridor from Agate Street to McVay Highway for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.   READ MORE...
Lane County makes new investment in public safety; increases number of Sheriff's deputies
Posted on 02/09/2022
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), in partnership with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, has dedicated $7.2 million over the next five years in upcoming Secure Rural Schools (SRS) payments to increasing the number of deputies available to respond to calls across Lane County.   READ MORE...
Community survey available for use of American Rescue Plan funding
Posted on 02/07/2022
Lane County residents are invited to take a short online survey to help Lane County prioritize the use of $15 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.   READ MORE...
Lane County awarded top honor for budget document
Posted on 01/26/2022
The 2021–2022 Lane County budget document has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).   READ MORE...
Lane Events Center Open House on Thursday, Jan. 20
Posted on 01/19/2022
Lane Events Center (LEC) is hosting an open house with virtual and in-person options to hear from residents about the future of the Fairgrounds.  READ MORE...
Emergency alert test on Saturday, January 15, for Lower Highway 58 residents
Posted on 01/10/2022
A test of the emergency alert system in the Lowell Fire District, Dexter Rural Fire Protection District, and Pleasant Hill-Goshen Fire & Rescue service areas is scheduled for noon on Saturday, January 15.  READ MORE...
Commissioners Farr and Trieger chosen as chair, vice chair
Posted on 01/04/2022
Commissioner Pat Farr (District 4) will serve as chair in 2022 and Commissioner Laurie Trieger (District 3) will serve as vice chair.  READ MORE...
Save the date: State of the County Address on January 10
Posted on 01/03/2022
The 2022 State of the County Address will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022.   READ MORE...
WasteWise Holidays: Recycle it right
Posted on 12/27/2021
The holiday season is winding down and it’s time to make sure that reusable and recyclable items don’t find their way into the trash.   READ MORE...
Only the cranberries should be sauced. Drive sober this holiday season.
Posted on 12/15/2021
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and Lane County transportation planners remind everyone to drive sober and slow down this holiday season.  READ MORE...
WasteWise Holidays: Get creative when it comes to gifts
Posted on 12/13/2021
Twenty-two percent of Americans believe their holiday spending will leave them in debt, according to a survey by LendEDU in spite of nearly 90 percent believing that holidays should be more about family than about giving and receiving gifts.  READ MORE...
Board of County Commissioners selects new district map after public process
Posted on 12/02/2021
The Board of County Commissioners selected “Map J” – one of three options presented by the County’s Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) – to serve as the updated boundaries for the five county commissioner districts.   READ MORE...
WasteWise Holidays: Make memories not waste
Posted on 11/29/2021
Spend more time with loved ones this holiday season by getting crafty and using recyclable materials to create festive holiday decorations and giftwrap can help reduce the environmental impact of your holiday while creating fun new memories.  READ MORE...
Proposed redistricting maps available for review ahead of public hearings
Posted on 11/23/2021
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is considering three (3) proposed redistricting maps presented by the Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) and hosting two public hearings next week.   READ MORE...
Patence Winningham selected as Oregon Emergency Manager of the Year
Posted on 11/22/2021
The Oregon Emergency Management Association (OEMA), in partnership with Oregon Emergency Management (OEM), selected Lane County Emergency Manager Patence Winningham as Oregon’s Emergency Manager of the Year.   READ MORE...
Lane County and Oregon Internet Response receive award for wildfire response
Posted on 11/19/2021
Lane County Technology Services Department (TS) and Oregon Internet Response (OIR) received the Award for Excellence in Telecommunications Projects and Regional Strategies during the 25th annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Technology Conference.  READ MORE...
WasteWise Holidays: Food waste
Posted on 11/15/2021
According to a statewide food waste study performed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in 2019, Oregon households throw away 6.3 pounds of wasted food per household per week. Of the food waste that Oregonians threw away, 71 percent could have been eaten by humans.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Riverview Avenue
Posted on 11/15/2021
Riverview Avenue in Mapleton is closed at milepost 0.1 until further notice due to a damaged culvert.   READ MORE...
Lane County adds another community meeting on Nov. 17 for Strategic Plan update
Posted on 11/12/2021
Lane County has added another community visioning meeting to help with the Strategic Plan update process. The new meeting Wednesday, November 17, at 11:30 a.m.   READ MORE...
Lane County celebrates completion of massive improvement project on Territorial Highway
Posted on 11/09/2021
The project improved road safety on Territorial Highway between Gillespie Corners and the community of Lorane by stabilizing three landslides at Stony Point, softening the sharp curves of the road, adding shoulders to accommodate people biking, and paving the road. Work began in June 2020 and continued over two construction seasons.   READ MORE...
Eugene, Springfield and Lane County to begin leaf pickup
Posted on 11/01/2021
Lane County Public Works will begin its annual leaf pick-up program on Monday, November 8.  READ MORE...
Residents encouraged to comment on proposed county redistricting maps
Posted on 10/28/2021
Lane County’s Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) is seeking public comment as it works to select which of four possible redistricting maps to provide to the Board of County Commissioners for further discussion.   READ MORE...
Transportation and enforcement officials urge driver safety along London Road on Halloween weekend
Posted on 10/28/2021
This Halloween, drivers should remember: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.   READ MORE...
Virtual open house Nov. 3 for Lane County Bicycle Master Plan
Posted on 10/28/2021
On Wednesday, November 3, the proposed plan will be available for public input and analysis during a virtual open house.   READ MORE...
Share your thoughts on a new strategic plan for Lane County
Posted on 10/27/2021
Community members are invited to take an online survey at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/StrategicPlan. Responses are anonymous.   READ MORE...
2021-2022 property tax statements available online, arriving in mailboxes
Posted on 10/20/2021
Lane County taxpayers are receiving their 2021-2022 property tax statements in the mail this week. Statements are also available online now, as well as information about the county value trends, levy changes, and individual property tax account information, at www.lanecounty.org/AT. The first payment is due on November 15, 2021.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Irving Road (Eugene)
Posted on 10/11/2021
Irving Road between NW Expressway and Prairie Road will be closed during the day on Thursday, October 14, for paving and striping.   READ MORE...
Ecological burn planned at Mt. Pisgah today, Oct. 4
Posted on 10/04/2021
Lane County Parks, in cooperation with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, as well as Rivers to Ridges partners, will be conducting an ecological – or prescribed – burn at the Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) today, weather permitting.   READ MORE...
Lane County declares second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day
Posted on 09/28/2021
The Board of County Commissioners voted to declare the second Monday in each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: North Fork Siuslaw Road (Florence)
Posted on 09/21/2021
A portion of North Fork Siuslaw Road will be closed for large culvert installation.   READ MORE...
Vaccination requirement announced for County employees
Posted on 09/16/2021
Lane County Government employees and volunteers will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and reach fully vaccinated status by November 30, 2021 unless exempt under existing law.  READ MORE...
Lane County named healthiest large employer in Oregon
Posted on 08/25/2021
Lane County was ranked the #1 healthiest larger employer in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal.   READ MORE...
Board of Commissioners urges immediate action to contain spread of Delta variant
Posted on 08/25/2021
Read the full Board Order here.  READ MORE...
Public agencies to auction surplus vehicles and equipment
Posted on 08/16/2021
Lane County Fleet Services will conduct a public, open-bid (with proxy bidding) auction from Thursday, August 26, to Saturday, August 28.   READ MORE...
Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Florence on Friday August 20 and Saturday, August 21
Posted on 08/10/2021
The free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will collect up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste per customer on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Lane County and City of Eugene Joint FY2021 Justice Assistance Grant Application Notice
Posted on 07/13/2021
Learn more about the application and provide comment by August 20.  READ MORE...
Local fire and emergency response agencies plead caution amid high fire danger
Posted on 07/02/2021
Fire season is in full swing in Lane County and precautions are necessary throughout the summer and fall; however, the Fourth of July weekend brings additional challenges.  READ MORE...
Help build Lane County's Climate Action Plan
Posted on 06/28/2021
Beginning June 28, Lane County will collect input and feedback from community members to help guide the development of the Lane County Climate Action Plan.  READ MORE...
Applications open to serve on Lane County's redistricting committee
Posted on 06/22/2021
Lane County’s Home Rule Charter requires that boundaries for Lane County commissioner districts be evaluated and updated at least once every ten years. The last redistricting effort was completed in 2011. The current redistricting process will be led by a committee of Lane County community members.  READ MORE...
Fire danger leads to call for extreme caution celebrating the Fourth of July
Posted on 06/22/2021
Lane County Parks, Lane Fire Authority and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office are urging caution when celebrating the Fourth of July this year, especially if your plans include parks along Fern Ridge Reservoir.  READ MORE...
Extreme drought declared for Lane County
Posted on 06/22/2021
The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted today to declare a local emergency regarding the extreme drought conditions found throughout much of Lane County and expected to last into the summer.  READ MORE...
London Road Safety Corridor goes into effect July 4
Posted on 06/21/2021
To reduce DUII, speeding, and the number of people killed and injured, Lane County has designated London Road as a Safety Corridor which doubles traffic fines. The designation includes the first seven miles of London Road, from Latham Road to Cottage Grove Reservoir Road. The doubling of fees will be effective July 4, 2021 through July 5, 2023.  READ MORE...
New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends
Posted on 06/15/2021
Pre-applications for rent assistance will reopen in Lane County on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Marcola and Wendling roads
Posted on 06/09/2021
Marcola and Wendling roads will be closed from Mohawk Valley Assembly of God Church to Mohawk High School on Saturday afternoon for a graduation parade.  READ MORE...
Free household paint and fluorescent lamp collection in Florence Friday, June 18
Posted on 06/08/2021
The free household paint and fluorescent lamp collection will accept up to 35 gallons of household paint and 20 fluorescent lamps per household on Friday, June 18, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Lane County launches 30th Avenue Active Transportation Plan
Posted on 05/28/2021
Between now and autumn 2022, Lane County is studying how to improve safety, comfort and connections along the 30th Avenue corridor from Agate Street to McVay Highway for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Irving Road (Eugene)
Posted on 05/28/2021
Irving Road will be closed during the day from June 1 through June 4 for storm water system installation.  READ MORE...
Rent assistance applications open in Lane County now through May 28
Posted on 05/21/2021
Lane County Human Services has opened another round of rent assistance applications for Lane County renters.  READ MORE...
Lane County Planning Commission needs 3 new members
Posted on 05/19/2021
There are three vacant positions on the Lane County Planning Commission and applications to fill those positions are being accepted now.  READ MORE...
Lane County to auction 9 properties, including homes and vacant lots
Posted on 05/12/2021
Lane County is hosting an oral auction of real property on Wednesday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene).  READ MORE...
Lane County and Community LendingWorks to distribute $2.4 million in small business grants to businesses not funded in January
Posted on 05/12/2021
Lane County and Community LendingWorks will distribute an additional $2.4 million in small business grants to Lane County businesses that applied during the last round of funding in December 2020 but did not receive funding and were waitlisted.  READ MORE...
Lane County Firewise Grant Program open for applications
Posted on 05/11/2021
Lane County’s Firewise Grant program is accepting applications from residents outside of urban growth boundaries in Lane County through May 28.  READ MORE...
New round of rent assistance opening for applications on Tuesday, May 11
Posted on 05/07/2021
Applications for the new funding will be open on Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST.   READ MORE...
Lane County and local chambers advocate for review of guidance related to high and extreme risk designations
Posted on 04/27/2021
The letter, which is co-signed by the Eugene, Springfield, Florence, Oakridge and Cottage Grove chambers of commerce, outlines four requests that Lane County believes will help continue to protect the public health of our communities while balancing the wellbeing of our business community.  READ MORE...
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is coming up -- are you ready?
Posted on 04/26/2021
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 1, and Lane County residents are encouraged to prepare for wildfire season.  READ MORE...
Wildfire recovery funding distributed to local agencies
Posted on 04/23/2021
Lane County requested funding from the State under House Bill 5042 to help local agencies replace funding that was used to respond to the Holiday Farm Fire in September, or to help them continue their support of fire recovery.  READ MORE...
Ages 16+ are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
Posted on 04/21/2021
One of the best ways to get an appointment is through a pharmacy or primary care provider.   READ MORE...
Glenwood Transfer Station now open Sundays
Posted on 04/08/2021
The site – which is operated by Lane County Waste Management – is now open Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Lane County receives additional COVID-19 Rent Relief from State of Oregon
Posted on 03/11/2021
Applications for the new funding will be open on Friday, March 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST. This application is for Lane County residents with household income at or below 80% Area Median Income. A link to the online application and information phone line will be posted on the website www.LaneCounty.org/RENT.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Elk Creek Road
Posted on 03/03/2021
Elk Creek Road will be closed March 5 and 6 for tree removal.  READ MORE...
Helfrich Landing closed Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 16 & 17) for wildfire cleanup
Posted on 02/11/2021
Lane County Parks’ Helfrich Landing will be closed to the public on Tuesday, February 16, and Wednesday, February 17, for wildfire cleanup.  READ MORE...
Audit finds public safety levy funds used as promised to voters once again
Posted on 01/27/2021
An annual, independent financial audit of the use of public safety levy revenue has found that funds have been used as promised to restore local jail beds and critical youth treatment facilities.  READ MORE...
Lane County pilot project to improve multi-family recycling underway
Posted on 01/26/2021
Fresh with the New Year, Lane County Waste Management Division began a 6-month pilot project that seeks to improve the quantity and quality of recycling at apartments, condominiums and multi-tenant properties.  READ MORE...
Long-term disaster recovery manager selected for Holiday Farm Fire
Posted on 01/14/2021
Matt McRae has been selected as the long-term disaster recovery manager by Lane County. McRae will lead long-term recovery efforts along the McKenzie Corridor as residents and businesses work to rebuild following the Holiday Farm Fire.   READ MORE...
Lane County and Community LendingWorks distribute $3.6 million in small business grants to 239 Lane County businesses
Posted on 01/13/2021
Lane County and Community LendingWorks have notified 239 businesses that they are recipients of a collective $3.6 million in funding from the small business grants offered in December.  READ MORE...
Road Reopens: North Fork Siuslaw Road
Posted on 01/12/2021
North Fork Siuslaw Road has reopened between milepost 3 and milepost 18 after emergency tree removal.   READ MORE...
Local leaders come together to denounce events in nation’s Capitol
Posted on 01/06/2021
Local leaders have come together to issue a statement denouncing today’s events in Washington, D.C. and calling for communities to come together to participate in civil democracy.  READ MORE...
Statement from Chair Berney
Posted on 01/06/2021
Statement from Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Joe Berney in response to today’s events in Washington, D.C.  READ MORE...
ROAD REOPENS: Richardson Upriver Road
Posted on 01/04/2021
Richardson Upriver Road near Walton has reopened following emergency road maintenance.  READ MORE...
Baker Bay Campground and Marina on-site caretaker position open for applications
Posted on 12/29/2020
Caretakers are paid to live in the campground full-time and oversee day to day operations of the campground. They are responsible for site management of the campground and marina, reservations and sales, general maintenance and representing Lane County Parks. Caretakers are contracted positions; the Baker Bay position is compensated at $2,200 monthly.  READ MORE...
Virtual State of the County Address on Monday, January 4
Posted on 12/29/2020
The entire State of the County Address, including swearings-in, will be held in a virtual format. It can be watched live at www.lanecounty.org/webcasts, at www.facebook.com/LaneCountyGovernment and on Comcast Channel 21.  READ MORE...
WasteWise Holiday: Gift Giving
Posted on 12/17/2020
This year’s series of holiday waste prevention tips includes ways to conserve resources and save money while keeping us safe, healthy and connected with loved ones during the holiday season.  READ MORE...
Commissioners adopt County's first Affordable Housing Action Plan
Posted on 12/16/2020
In late 2018, Lane County partnered with Better Housing Together, a local nonprofit housing advocacy organization, to convene local government and nonprofit agencies alongside business and advocacy groups to create an Affordable Housing Action Plan.  READ MORE...
Lane County partners with State to host virtual Holiday Farm Fire cleanup Q&A session
Posted on 12/07/2020
Holiday Farm Fire survivors are invited to participate in a virtual question and answer session regarding ash and debris cleanup of fire-affected properties on Wednesday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Love parks? Live in West Lane County? Consider applying for the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee
Posted on 12/07/2020
The Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill the West Lane County seat starting in the new year.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks input on redistricting process
Posted on 11/16/2020
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is holding a work session focused on the redistricting process on Wednesday, December 2, at 9:00 a.m.  READ MORE...
Deadline for Holiday Farm Fire survivors to register for FEMA assistance is Monday, November 30
Posted on 11/10/2020
Holiday Farm Fire survivors who have not yet registered for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program have until Monday, November 30, to do so.  READ MORE...
Commissioners approve addition of 4.0 FTE deputy sheriff positions to enhance rural patrol
Posted on 10/27/2020
The Lane County Board of Commissioners unanimously (4-0) approved the addition of 4.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) deputy sheriff positions in order to enhance rural patrol and service for the next five years.  READ MORE...
Hendricks Bridge boat ramp reopens after major improvements
Posted on 10/26/2020
Lane County Parks’ popular Hendricks Bridge boat ramp has reopened after major improvements thanks to a partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Hendricks Bridge Park closed on June 8, 2020 to begin the project.  READ MORE...
Lane County opens emergency shelter beds in response to freezing temperatures this weekend
Posted on 10/23/2020
In response to temperatures predicted to fall below freezing beginning this weekend, Lane County is opening emergency shelter beds at Lane Events Center. The shelter will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols.  READ MORE...
Commissioners adopt Community Benefits Bidding Program to increase investment in local economy
Posted on 10/20/2020
the Lane County Board of Commissioners adopted its first-ever Community Benefits Bidding Program (CBB). The CBB will require any County-led capital improvement projects with a budget of $1 million or more to prioritize contractors that provide living wages and significant local economic benefits.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners adopts first Climate Action Plan for internal operations
Posted on 10/20/2020
The plan describes six goals and targets that include carbon-neutral operations by 2050. The plan also describes specific actions that Lane County can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with day-to-day operations.  READ MORE...
Right of entry forms for hazardous waste cleanup post-fire available, must be submitted by October 16
Posted on 10/05/2020
Before residents can rebuild, property must be cleared of household hazardous waste or other hazardous substances. Property owners can OPT IN for hazardous waste removal services at no cost to them (property owners’ insurance may be billed if applicable).   READ MORE...
New FREE app helps residents answer their hardest recycling questions in English and Spanish
Posted on 08/26/2020
Lane County has launched a new WasteWise Lane County app, available for free in the Android and Apple stores and powered by ReCollect, as part of the #RecycleRight! statewide campaign. Residents can also use the tool to schedule household hazardous waste appointments.  READ MORE...