Community Safety Citizen Advisory Board

An Important Part of Accountability

The Citizen Advisory Board is an oversight body that was created at the authority of Eugene Code 3.768, adopted on June 10, 2019, to monitor the collection and the spending of the Community Safety Initiative Payroll Tax.


The Citizen Advisory Board is responsible for preparing an annual report separate and distinct from the report prepared by the outside auditor, documenting the City’s use of the tax revenue and noting whether the tax revenue was spent in compliance with the purpose and use set forth in section 3.750 to 3.768 of the City Code of Ordinances.


Read the Citizen Advisory Board Operating Rules.

Key Dates


  • June 10, 2019: City Council Approved the Payroll Tax
  • January 1, 2021: Payroll Tax collection is scheduled to start

Other Community Safety Payroll Tax Accountability Measures


  • Creating a separate fund for payroll tax revenue
  • Ensuring that payroll tax funds won’t replace existing funding
  • Requiring an independent financial audit
  • Requiring a 7-year review and reauthorization
  • Charter amendment capping the rates and limiting use to community safety


Citizen Advisory Board Meeting Materials


June 16, 2020


Current Citizen Advisory Board Members

Board members must be city residents and/or subject to the payroll tax. They are selected based on their interest in the Community Safety Initiative and/ or local government, and are appointed by the City Manager to represent a cross section of Eugene residents.

 

Current appointments include:


  • John Barofsky
  • Melissa Brown
  • Ashley Espinoza
  • Jamie Floyd
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Margot Helphand
  • Holly Mar
  • Dana Turell
  • Bill Whalen