Temporary Rest Stops for Homeless Vets Even More Strongly Supported

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Do you support or oppose Lane County providing temporary “rest stops” for homeless veterans?

For complete poll results, click here.

Temporary Rest Stops for Homeless Strongly Supported

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Do you support or oppose Lane County providing temporary “rest stops” for homeless individuals?

For complete poll results, click here.

Vehicle Registration Fee Yes % by Eugene Ward

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

The vehicle registration fee’s “yes” percentage, by Eugene ward, can be seen here.

Vehicle Registration Fee Yes % by Commissioner District

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The vehicle registration fee’s “yes” percentage, by county commissioner district, can be seen here.

Vehicle Registration Fee Trend and Polling Error Margins

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The polling trend through election day on Lane County’s Vehicle Registration Fee, with error margins, can be seen here.

Vehicle Registration Fee Trend with Election Results

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The polling trend through election day on Lane County’s Vehicle Registration Fee can be seen here.

Thanks for the spark, Jack Roberts. by Pat Farr

Monday, May 25th, 2015

 

I was watching the 1994 elections very closely.  A County Commissioner who had been instrumental in helping Jerry’s Home Improvement Center with a tiny urban growth boundary change that allowed us to build our first large store in West Eugene was running for State Labor Commissioner.

Jack Roberts, previously Lane County Commissioner and then Oregon Labor Commissioner  was an effective Director for Lane Metro Partnership

Jack Roberts, previously Lane County Commissioner and then Oregon Labor Commissioner was an effective Director for Lane Metro Partnership.  He now serves as head of the Oregon Lottery Commission

Jack Roberts had made the arguments, in a joint meeting with the Eugene City Council, that it was good for local business and the economy to make the adjustment.  It happened.

Not long after the newly approved Jerry’s Store was opened Debi Farr talked me into running for the Bethel School Board.  I won.  It was right after that victory that I watched Jack Robert’s great victory in his bid for Labor Commissioner.

When Roberts was elected, the balance of the County Commissioners selected my City Councilor, Bobby Green, to replace him on the Board of Commissioners.

Then came the phone calls to me.  Would I consider replacing Bobby Green on the Eugene City Council.  I said no, but many calls and discussions with many people convinced me to do so.  And I won.

Eight years later Majority Leader Karen Minnis, later Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, called me to ask if I would run for the House seat in District 14.  Once again I said no, but was worn down by many phone calls and discussions.  I won that, as well.

Today I sit in what was Jack Roberts’ and subsequently Bobby Green’s seat on the Lane County Board of Commissioners.

So, thank you Jack Roberts for your initial spark.

Jack served admirably as Oregon Labor Commissioner for eight years, then led the Lane County Metro Partnership through many years of catalyzing the local economy.  Now he is serving, once again, admirably, as the Oregon Lottery Commission Director.

Big Gap Among Democrats by Region on Vehicle Registration Fee (Conducted May 11-12, 2015)

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Polling on the proposed Lane County Vehicle Registration Fee, by major party (and region), can be seen here.

Lane Vehicle Registration Fee Gaining (Conducted May 11-12, 2015)

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Updated tracking on the proposed Lane County Vehicle Registration Fee can be seen here.

 

Edited to include the most recent polling dates in the title (May 11-12, 2015). The original post read March 9-10, 2015. 

Lane Vehicle Registration Fee Latest Tracking

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Latest tracking on the proposed Lane County Vehicle Registration Fee can be seen here.