Area Briefs

Public safety projects receive funding

A federal spending bill signed this month will provide $3.1M to Lane County for critical public safety projects, including: 

$176,000 to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office to replace its Dispatch Center consoles. The dispatch center is an all-day, every-day operation that provides critical emergency communications services to deputies across Lane County. While the facility is technologically current, the personnel workstations are functionally obsolete. These funds will provide for the first upgrade of the workstations in more than 15 years.

$1.5 million for equipment and facilities . . .