Eugene’s urban reserve options, high-speed Internet in Springfield

Eugene City Council & Lane County Board of Commissioners The multistory corridor between the Lane

Eugene City Council & Lane County Board of Commissioners



The multistory corridor between the Lane County Courthouse and the Lane County Public Service Building. [Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard] - registerguard.com


The multistory corridor between the Lane County Courthouse and the Lane County Public Service Building. [Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard] – registerguard.com

Details: 5:30 p.m., Monday, joint Eugene City Council and Lane County Board of Commissioners work session, (Attend online: https://bit.ly/32HiVXR; https://bit.ly/2DTOhkz)

What: The joint work session Monday will provide the Eugene City Council and the Lane County Board of Commissioners with an update on planning work for urban reserves, which involves identifying land for potential future expansion of urban growth boundaries. The joint meeting sets up October meetings for the governing bodies in which staff will be given direction on preferred urban reserve options to bring into the formal adoption process. The two bodies have joint project decision-making authority.

The Eugene Planning Commission made its recommendation on Aug. 17, choosing an option that reserves enough land to meet the projected needs of 27-year growth beyond 2032.

The Lane County Planning Commission made its recommendation on Aug. 18, choosing an option that reserves enough land to meet the projected needs of 30-year growth beyond 2032, but only with a plan policy requiring that the Class 1 and 2 farm land in the Awbrey subarea be the last of the urban reserve land to be considered for expansion of Eugene’s urban growth boundary. The Awbrey subarea is to the north of Eugene and generally includes land around Northwest Expressway, Prairie Road and the railroad north of Irvington Drive and Beacon Drive, west of River Road.

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Details: 6 p.m., work session, 7 p.m., regular meeting, Monday, (Attend online: https://bit.ly/3cdsAZF).

What: During the Springfield City Council work session Monday night, councilors will be asked to direct staff on participation in a joint Springfield Utility Board City Fiber Task Force and for general feedback and guidance related the downtown fiber optic internet. The council also will be asked to give the city manager approval to extend the city’s contract with Correctional Health Partners for health care services for arrestees and inmates incarcerated in the Springfield Municipal Jail. The councilors also will be asked to extend Springfield’s state of emergency due to the Holiday Farm Fire. 

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This article originally appeared on Register-Guard: On the Agenda: Eugene’s urban reserve options, high-speed Internet in Springfield

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