- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - City officials are once again asking people to describe downtown Eugene.

The first questions in the online survey ask Lane County residents to choose three words to describe downtown and its public spaces. When the question was posed earlier this year, the top three responses were “dirty,” ”homeless” and “unsafe.”

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/GblViH ) the city has since increased security, imposed a temporary ban on dogs and expanded their effort to steer chronic offenders to social services.

City spokeswoman Laura Hammond says people are starting to see downtown differently, and hopefully that will make a difference in the perception. The deadline to complete the survey is Sept. 25.

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

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