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A New Court House — Why and How Much

February 21, 2019 Program: The Board of County Commissioners recently received a report recommending the construction of a new Courthouse on the site of the former Eugene City Hall. The $252 million project will be funded by a mix of resources. Presiding Judge Debra Vogt, County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky and Chief Deputy Cliff Harrold will discuss the proposal – why a new Courthouse is needed, and how much of the cost will be borne by local taxpayers. A copy of the report to the commissioners is available here. (Warning, it is a 176 page report)

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Upcoming Programs

March 14

At the Edge of Climate Tipping Points: The Judicial Role in Climate Recovery Dr. Mary Christina Wood and Coreal Riday-White are both involved in the "Climate Kids Trial," which seeks to force the federal government to take action to reduce carbon emissions under an expanded version of an established legal principle: the public trust doctrine.  The "Climate Kids Trial" is…

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March 21

The Eugene-Springfield Cities of Kindness Campaign All residents of Eugene-Springfield could benefit from greater kindness, at a personal and community level. Douglas Carnine, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Oregon, and Stan Paine, a retired Springfield School District Administrator, will lead a discussion of the many acts of kindness that are already taking place in Eugene-Springfield, encourage more…

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April 8

McKenzie Willamette Medical Center is winding up its major renovation of the entire facility. The CEO will describe the many changes that have now been completed.

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The February 7 program presented an update on the Springfield Library and its future.

February 7

The January 17 program featured a panel of three former legislators discussing Oregon’s system for raising revenue at the State level.

January 17

The December 20 program featured Sen. Lee Beyer and Rep.-elect Marty Wilde discussing the 2019 Legislative session.

December 20 program
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