Keeping the community safe involves eight different services that come together to respond to requests for help, to resolve situations in ways that are best for the people involved, and to prevent people from entering the system by deterring crime, connecting people to services and engaging at-risk youth.
Fire and EMS
When the Community Safety Initiative was adopted by the City Council, it was as a supplement to the Community Safety System budget and was not to replace funds already committed. The table below reflects the breakout of Eugene Police Department funding, showing the additional amount provided through the Payroll/Self-Employed tax.
Percentage of Budget
More than 30% Additional
Funding from other sources for the Eugene Police Department may include federal and state grants, programs and fees for services.
The General Fund is the primary fund used by the City of Eugene. Property taxes remain the largest revenue source in the General Fund, representing 51% of General Fund total resources and 65% of revenues.
The Community Safety Initiative is funded by a payroll tax to provide faster, more efficient safety responses, deter crime, connect people to services, engage and help at-risk youth, support more investigations and court services, and add jail beds to reduce capacity-based releases and hold those who commit crimes accountable.