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100 W. 10th Ave.
Suite 400
Eugene, OR 97401

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Budget Office

100 W. 10th Ave.
Suite 400
Eugene, OR 97401
Ph: 541-682-5512

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

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The office is closed Monday – Friday from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

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Budget Committee
FY15 Adopted Budget
The FY15 Adopted Budget (13.6 MB) for the City of Eugene and the Urban Renewal Agency has been released and is available to view online (13.6 MB). This document is the result of the eight month Budget Committee process that included 13 Budget Committee meetings, five community meetings, public hearings and comment periods, public comments collected through various social media, and a volunteer Finance Investigative Team and Revenue Team to collect, verify and analyze pertinent information. In March the Budget Committee approved a set of recommended strategies for closing the General Fund gap, which are all included in the FY15 Adopted Budget.

Additional documents related to the FY15 budget development process are below, followed by information about the City's Budget Committee.


Budget Committee Members
The Budget Committee is composed of an equal number of City Council members (8) an appointed citizen members (8).

  City Council Members   Citizen Members (term expires)
  • George Brown
  • Mike Clark
  • Greg Evans  
  • Claire Syrett 
  • George Poling
  • Chris Pryor
  • Betty Taylor
  • Alan Zelenka
  • Ken Beeson (6/30/2017) 
  • Robert Clarke (6/30/2015)
  • Chelsea Clinton (6/30/2017)
  • Jill Fetherstonhaugh (6/30/2015) 
  • Laura Illig (6/30/2016) 
  • Will Shaver (6/30/2016)
  • Joshua Skov (6/30/2017)
  • Marshall Wilde (6/30/2015) 

Overview
The Budget Committee is a standing committee that reviews the proposed operating and capital budget each fiscal year and makes a recommendation on the budget to the City Council for final enactment.

The Budget Committee reviews the City's annual budget in accordance with 
Oregon's Local Budget Law and Oregon Administrative Rules. The Committee makes recommendations to the City Council on the annual budget, the Financial Management Goals and Policies, and on specific issues as directed by the Council. Budget Committee may also meet to discuss updates to long-range financial plans and policies. 

A Citizen Subcommittee comprised of appointed Budget Committee members also meets to review performance measures and service profiles for City services in the fall of each year.  

Throughout the fiscal year, the City Council may ask the citizen members of the Committee to study particular financial issues facing the City and to propose solutions or to develop recommendations for the Council. On a biennial basis, the Budget Committee also reviews and recommends changes to
the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Public Comments and Testimony
Public comment is an important component of the Budget Committee meetings. At most Budget Committee meetings, a period of time is set aside for public comment, and each speaker usually has up to three minutes to share his or her views on the budget. A Budget Committee public hearing is also held before the budget is approved. 


How to Provide Comment or Testify

  1. Send a written statement addressed to the Budget Committee to: 
       City of Eugene Finance Division 
       100 W 10th Avenue, Suite 400 
       Eugene, OR 97401
  2. Send your testimony via online form.
  3. Speak to the Budget Committee or the City Council at the public comment times or at public hearings.

If you have any questions or need more information on the Budget Committee work, please contact the Finance staff via email or by phone at 541-682-5512.

Citizen representation on the Budget Committee is an important part of the local government budgeting in Oregon. Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS 294) require that citizen representatives participate in the review of the budget and approve the property taxes that are needed to balance the budget.

Citizen members of the Budget Committee are appointed for terms of three years by the City Council; appointed Committee members may apply for and be reappointed to a second three-year term. If you would like to apply for an open Budget Committee seat, please visit
the City of Eugene Boards and Commissions site.  The recruitment process normally takes place in January - March of every year, with the terms starting July 1.

       
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