Eugene will get half as much federal stimulus money per citizen as Springfield under an allocation approved unanimously today by the Metropolitan Policy Committee.
Eugene will get $3 million for road preservation projects while Springfield will get $1.7 million. The money will create an estimated 30 jobs in Eugene and 17 in Springfield.
Portland allocated about one-third of its federal stimulus money to bike, pedestrian and transit projects to fight global warming. But the local MPC gave only 4 percent of the $6.6 million of stimulus money it controlled to the green transportation category.
For more information on state and local stimulus spending, see the EW story this week.