- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The Eugene City Council has rejected a proposal to build a new City Hall at a cost of $28 million.

The 7-1 decision comes after the building’s projected price nearly doubled in two years. The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/h7CQHU ) the latest increase of $3 million surfaced after the general contractor received bids from several subcontractors.

Councilors who voted against the project cited the inflated cost.

They discussed switching gears and considering a land swap with Lane County government that could see the building constructed at a different lot in downtown Eugene.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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