Eugene Homeless Code Enforcement Approval

Do you approve or disapprove of the City of Eugene relaxing code enforcement on homeless camping?

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Spending of Eugene’s Parks Money

Do you approve or disapprove of how the City of Eugene is spending the parks bond money?

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LTD Board Job Approval Trend

The Lane Transit District Board’s job approval trend can be seen here.

EWEB Board Job Approval Trend

The Eugene Water & Electric Board’s job approval trend can be seen here.

Eugene City Council Job Approval Trend

The Eugene City Council’s job approval trend can be seen here.

Behavioral Health is a key focus of Lane County Government. by Pat Farr

Private, public and non profit agencies combine resources to provide behavioral health care

Private, public and non profit agencies combine resources to provide behavioral health care

Behavioral health often begins with treatment for addictions. At the ribbon-cutting grand opening of the Serenity Lane Campus in Lane County, I am standing with Leann–who will be an intern at the new facility, helping men and women overcome addictions to alcohol and other drugs. Behavioral health and physical health are inseparable. Lane County Government operates six Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) that team with private and nonprofit centers to provide physical and behavioral health in the same facilities.

Lane County uses federal, state and local funding and other resources to provide mental health care

Lane County uses federal, state and local funding and other resources to provide mental health care

Latest Mayor Piercy Job Approval

Mayor Kitty Piercy’s latest job approval can be seen here.

Republican Primary Secretary of State Fundraising To Date

Fundraising to date in the Republican Secretary of State primary can be seen here.

Democratic Primary Secretary of State Current Cash

Current cash on hand in the Democratic primary for Secretary of State can be seen here.

A safer Lane County. by Pat Farr

Sheriff Byron Trapp is working with County Commissioners to make Lane County a safer place to live.

Sheriff Byron Trapp is working with County Commissioners to make Lane County a safer place to live.

Six years ago, in 2010, a prior board of Lane County Commissioners cut funding for rural Sheriff’s Deputy patrol to 16 hours per day–leaving Lane County residents and visitors without on-duty patrol response for eight hours every day.

During my first year of office the current Board of Commissioners restored funding for 24-hour patrol in the 2013-14 fiscal year and the Sheriff’s Office initiated recruitment, hiring and training immediately following the return of funding.

The process of hiring and training a new deputy takes more than 12 months, including written and physical testing, a rigorous interview, in-depth background check, medical and psychological examinations, 16 weeks of academy training and 15 weeks of field training.

Sheriff Byron Trapp explained, “Returning to 24-hour patrol means that we can respond more quickly to life-threatening, in-progress calls rather than calling in off-duty staff, which can create significant delays in service.”

Lane County has high standards for its deputies and the Sheriff has rebuilt a very talented and dedicated team focused on providing Lane County with quality public safety services.