Here’s a roundup of the most notable items of discussion or action that local elected leaders will be taking up during meetings this week. Remember city and county offices are closed for the Veterans Day holiday so Monday meetings move to Tuesday.
Lane County Board of Commissioners
What: Parole and probation on the move?
Summary: County commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to spend $3.1 million to buy land at the Four Corners area of west Eugene as the new home for its parole and probation office.
The nearly four-acre proposed purchase would encompass the retail center and neighboring land on the northeast corner of Roosevelt Boulevard and Highway 99, one of the city’s most blighted commercial areas.
Parole and probation has occupied the second floor of a building on the Lane County Jail property since 2012.
Officials say parole and probation’s current office is too small and isn’t well-suited for its security and privacy needs.
The county leases more than a dozen other locations to house about one-third of the office’s about 60 employees.
If purchased from Wilson Investments LLC, the county plans to renovate the main retail building on the property, which has about 27,000 square feet, to bring most of the employees under one roof. Its current office is more than 10,300 square feet.
The proposed location is near Sponsors, a local nonprofit organization that provides housing, employment and mentorship for people released from prison.
The county also would become…