Recent highlights from the news about Commissioner Jay Bozievich and Lane County.
Will I be supporting Commissioner Bozievich in his bid for re-election; the answer is a resounding YES. He is a man of the people and no matter what or how small your concern he will always make time to listen and do everything in his power to help.
Keith Grossman, Walton Ore.
I made a promise in 2010 to help make Lane County more business-friendly and help create jobs. At that time, Lane County had only 135,600 jobs and a 10.2% unemployment rate. Today, Lane County has 155,200 jobs and a 4.4% unemployment rate and the average weekly wages have increased by 7.9% and the number of businesses grew from 10,800 to 12,100 since I took office based on the most recent quarterly data available. Click on the video to hear what I promised in 2010 and I promise to keep working for family wage jobs in Lane County.
The recent and tragic fatalities on Highway 126W has brought new questions from the public about what is being done to improve safety and with good cause for asking. In 2015 I convened a Hwy 126W Safety Task Force that started work towards improving 126W. Click on the link below to get to a full listing of projects that ODOT completed since 2015, those scheduled in the next couple of years and the future plans for the highway that will answer any questions you may have about this dangerous road.
Great opinion piece by my budget committee appointee.
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., which provides credit ratings and risk analysis for countries and organizations, is evaluating Lane County’s creditworthiness for a potential upgrade in credit rating. Currently, Lane County holds an Aa3 rating that was affirmed by Moody’s in 2011. An Aa3 rating identifies an organization as a very low credit risk. See the chart to the left for the full Moody’s scale.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as vice chair in 2017,” Bozievich said. “As Commissioner Stewart noted during his State of the County Address yesterday, we have a lot of exciting work before us and I look forward to providing leadership on behalf of our Board and community this year.”
"State lawmakers have kicked the can down the road long enough now that it's actually built up to be a very large issue," said Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich.
Lane County’s budget committee moved Thursday to reduce the property tax levy for the county jail by slightly more than 30 percent — a cut that could save the owner of a median-assessed Lane County home about $60 during the next two years.