Cole Co. Commission OKs money for Columbia airport

Cole County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $40,000 adjustment to Sheriff Greg White’s budget, raised water rates for Eugene customers and agreed to support passenger service at the Columbia Regional Airport.

By a 2-1 vote, commissioners decided to join other business and government entities by giving $100,000 to support the Regional Airport’s effort to attract a new airline to the area.

Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger and Western District Commissioner Chris Wrigley voted ....

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