County considers better prep

SPRINGFIELD – The pandemic has demonstrated that more preparation is needed in instances of sudden change, and Lane County commissioners are evaluating ways to open more housing and recovery opportunities during a crisis.

In the past two years Lane County has faced a 50-year snowstorm, 100-year flood, wildfires, a global pandemic, and now extreme heat.

One of the initiatives is building a covid-recovery center at 100 River Ave. for people that would house 75 to 90 beds, purchased for $1.8 million, with about another $1 million in renovations coming from . . .