Archive for December 2015

Eugene Library Yes Vote Indexed

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The purpose of an index is to provide a standard to compare relative performance. As a rule of thumb, an index above 125 is high or an index below 80 is low. By that standard wards 1 and 3 were significantly above average and ward 6 was significantly below average.

Source of data: Lane County Elections.

Geographic Orientation:
South Eugene = Wards 1, 2, and 3.
North Eugene = Wards 4 and 5.
West Eugene = Wards 6, 7, and 8.
For a map of council districts: http://eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=2636

Methodology: Index = 100*(Ward %)/(Citywide %)

Note that the citywide index is always = 100.

Eugene Wards: City Library and County Roads Measures Compared

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Though both measures won in three wards and lost in five, the library levy did better than the vehicle registration fee in every ward. The results very roughly parallel one another.

Source of data: Lane County Elections.

Geographic Orientation:
South Eugene = Wards 1, 2, and 3.
North Eugene = Wards 4 and 5.
West Eugene = Wards 6, 7, and 8.
For a map of council districts: http://eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=2636

Eugene Wards: City Library and 2013 Jail Levy Votes Compared

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This graphic shows the relative difference of support for libraries and for jails. The jail levy did better than the library levy in six out of eight wards: All the northern and western wards plus Betty Taylor’s Ward 2 (though it was nearly a tie there). The Jail levy led the library levy by double digits in four wards.

Source of data: Lane County Elections.

Geographic Orientation:
South Eugene = Wards 1, 2, and 3.
North Eugene = Wards 4 and 5.
West Eugene = Wards 6, 7, and 8.
For a map of council districts: http://eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=2636

Eugene Wards: Libraries in 2015 vs. City Fee in 2013

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The library levy did far better, double digits better, than the 2013 city fee in every single ward. The gap was most pronounced in South Eugene.

Source of data: Lane County Elections.

Geographic Orientation:
South Eugene = Wards 1, 2, and 3.
North Eugene = Wards 4 and 5.
West Eugene = Wards 6, 7, and 8.
For a map of council districts: http://eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=2636