In the December 22, 2016, issue of the Eugene Weekly, reporter Ben Ricker writes:
Years of deliberation, millions of tax dollars spent, and still nothing to show but a city block of gravel flats and an angry clutch of frustrated taxpayers: A sharply divided Eugene City Council agreed last week to pursue a costly plan (of as-of-yet dubious legal merit) to erect a shiny new City Hall building on a county-owned plot north of the Park Blocks downtown.
After bureaucratic wishful thinking, inadequate planning and opaque city management the City Hall saga has abraded the public trust, though incoming Mayor Lucy Vinis wants to restore faith in the project.
“We need to restore the sense that the city is being responsible with tax dollars,” Vinis says. …