Copyright Springfield City Club 2018

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City Club events occur on the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning at noon and ending at 1:00 p.m. We meet at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3285 Gateway Street.

The meeting involves a presentation of about 25 minutes followed by a period when each table can discuss the presentation and prepare a question to be asked by the table

Advance registration is not required. Payments can be made at the event.

City Club across the state are cooperating to hold a series of discussions on the State’s system for raising revenue and why it seems to be so challenged. The Springfield and Eugene City Clubs have combined for this program,which will feature three retired legislators: Dave Hunt, former Speaker of the House, Vickie Berger, and Phil Barnhart, who will retire this week from representing a district that includes parts of both Springfield and Eugene, and many years of service as Cahir of the House Revenue Committee.

January 17

State Taxes: What went Wrong

February 7

Looking Ahead to a New Library: Space for Minds and Community to Grow

The Springfield Council has been studying the future of the current Springfield Library. The consensus seems to be that ultimately the Library needs to be replaced with a separate building. Springfield Library Director Emily David will provide an update on the Council’s process and conclusion, and describe the next steps in the project.

February 21

A New County Courthouse: Why and How Much

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)