Lane County can and must help bring about permanent binding solutions for racism. by Pat Farr

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Lane County Must Step Forward Now

 

On June 2, 2020, during its morning meeting the Lane County, Oregon Board of County Commissioners discussed events surrounding the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis and others before him who suffered similar fate. 

The Minneapolis police officer has been charged with murder.

We discussed racism, brutality and oppression.

We are at a point in history where Lane County Government can help bring about permanent and binding solutions.  We’re at a point where there is focused attention on racism, brutality and oppression and we can be a part of that focus and deliver permanent solutions.

Lane County’s Equity and Access Board meets June 3 2020 at 5:30 pm

Staff has been called to work with the Lane County Equity and Access Board immediately, June 3 2020, to draft a resolution for consideration on Tuesday  June 9 by the Lane County Board of Commissioners as a board order.      Agenda and website here

The resolution and board order will:

  • Recognize this moment in time as one where we have a choice to make as an agency and community
  • Have actionable items for Lane County to perform
  • Not focus on rioting or property damage

The call for immediate action has unanimous support from the Board of County Commissioners.  Administrator Steve Mokrohisky will work with Lane County Equity and Access Coordinator Mo Young, chief staff for the Lane County Equity and Access Board, which will discuss and draft the resolution and board order for consideration by the Board of Commissioners on June 9.

Recent Co. Comm. Vote Percentages

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Recent Lane County Commissioner vote percentages can be seen here.

Relative Eugene Library Vote in Comparison

Monday, December 28th, 2015

An index comparison of the Eugene library levy and the last three local measures can be seen here.

Eugene and Springfield Turnout in Recent Special Elections

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Eugene and Springfield turnout in recent special elections can be seen here.

Eugene Library Yes Vote Indexed

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

An index of the Eugene library measure’s “yes” vote can be seen here.

Eugene Wards: City Library and County Roads Measures Compared

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The “yes” percentage for Eugene’s library measure (20-235) and Lane County’s vehicle registration fee (20-231), by city council ward, can be seen here.

Eugene Wards: City Library and 2013 Jail Levy Votes Compared

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

The “yes” percentage for Eugene’s library measure (20-235) and Lane County’s jail levy (20-213), by city council ward, can be seen here.

Eugene Wards: Libraries in 2015 vs. City Fee in 2013

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

The “yes” percentage for Eugene’s library measure (20-235) and city fee (20-211), by city council ward, can be seen here.

Eugene Library Measure Vote by Ward

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

The “yes” percentage of Eugene’s library measure (20-235), by city council ward, can be seen here.

How Recent Local Measures Fared in Eugene, 2011-15

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The “yes” percentages for Eugene’s five most recent money measures can be seen here.