In-depth update on multi-purpose event center facilities

Here’s a roundup of what local elected officials will be talking about at town hall meetings this week.

Lane County Board of Commissioners

To look at: County meetings are streamed at

To participate: Meetings of the Board of Commissioners begin at 9:00 a.m. at Harris Hall, located at 125 E. Eighth Ave., unless otherwise noted. Doors to Harris Hall open at 8:45 a.m.

Comment: When there is a chance to comment, people should register for the meeting to do so virtually. After registration, people will receive information on how to attend.

Those coming to the meeting in person should register on the attendance sheet located near the front door.

There will be instructions during the meeting to speak at public hearings and make public comments.

People can also email [email protected].gov with public comments by noon Monday. The subject line should include “PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MEETING DATE 11/01/2022”.


When: 9:00 a.m. Tuesday

What: Commissioners will meet as a public health board to listen to and respond to public input and receive the board of health’s semi-annual report.

They will then meet solely as a council of commissioners and begin with another public comment period before voting on a consent schedule that includes property tax refunds and a $125,000 settlement of job demands.

The board will also vote on a two-year extension to a contract with St. Vincent de Paul to transport and process major appliances from transfer stations across the county.

Commissioners will vote on six contracts and three contract amendments related to health and human services work and a grant application to secure more funding for federally qualified health centers the county operates.

They will also consider a one-year extension to a contract for phone and video call services at the county jail and vote on whether to send a letter supporting a decision to change Swastika Mountain’s name to Mount Halo.


When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: Staff and consultants will give an in-depth update on a proposed multipurpose facility at the Lane Events Center.

This sketch shows where county consultants say a new Emeralds stadium could fit into the Lane Events Center

Commissioners will discuss options related to facility design and construction, operation, event financing and programming, and community benefits of the facility, which would serve as the new home stadium for the Eugene Emeralds .

Related:Lane County Raises Hotel and Rental Car Taxes, But What It Spends in the Air


When: 9:00 a.m. Thursday

What: Commissioners will discuss candidates for county councils and could decide who to hire. They will conduct interviews on Wednesday afternoon during an executive session.

Contact city government watchdog Megan Banta at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @MeganBanta_1.

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