The 2016 Amendment requires community engagement and public input before City Council, acting as the Agency Board, can approve project spending from urban renewal funds. Section 600 A and C of the plan provide details on the process for the Farmers’ Market, Park Blocks/open space, and LCC old building projects. The fiber project had public input as part of the Eugene Community Broadband Strategic Plan.
The 2016 Amendment made the four projects eligible for urban renewal funds. This is the outline of the process for community engagement and approval.
Community engagement and project scoping
Council review of the results and discussion of funding options (urban renewal and others)
Public hearing on the specific project and how it should be funded
Council review and decisions (determine project specifics and funding sources)