On Monday, June 26, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. the Eugene City Council will hold public hearings and take action on the FY18 Budget as previously recommended by the Budget Committee. Members of the public are encouraged to provide their feedback on the FY18 Budget.
The meeting will be in Harris Hall, Lane County Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue. You can view the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY18 Budget at https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35036 and the Urban Renewal Agency FY18 Budget at https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35037.
At the same meeting the City Council is also scheduled to hold public hearings and take action on the current fiscal year (FY17) Second Supplemental Budget. View the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY17 Second Supplemental Budget at https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/35034.
The Proposed Budget was reviewed and deliberated on by the Eugene Budget Committee during meetings in April and May which included public input. On May 24, the Budget Committee voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the FY18 Proposed Budget (https://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32021) document with the following amendments:
--Move to allocate $40,000 ($20,000 one-time) to implement a public budget transparency solution from the following sources: Up to $20,000 in one-time funding to cover one-time costs, such as the bid/RFP process itself and the upfront establishment of City capabilities. One-time funds shall come from the Reserve for Revenue Shortfall (RRSF), and ongoing from Council Contingency.
--Move to increase FY18 General Fund contribution on a one-time basis to the Human Services Commission by $154,655 to provide Eugene’s share of FY18 cost for Dusk to Dawn winter warming site program. Funding would initially come from Reserve for Revenue Shortfall Fund (RRSF) with direction to the City Manager to restore said reserve using Marginal Beginning Working Capital (MBWC) in Supplemental Budget #1 after the capital transfer and any other prearranged expenditures are accounted for.
--Move to allocate $1 million dollars of one-time Comcast Settlement Funds for future shelter options and request that the City Manager develop a plan for City Council approval for spending these funds within the next 2 years in conjunction with inter-jurisdictional partners.
--Move to increase funding for one additional BLS ambulance in the amount of $500,000 on a one-time basis in FY18, and complete a preliminary ambulance capacity analysis and implementation options, and present both to Council prior to their 2018 winter break. The funding for this addition would come from the Reserve for Revenue Shortfall.
--Amend the budget to reflect appropriations for prior year encumbrances and prior year capital projects.
Additionally, the Budget Committee passed the following process motion that did not have a budgetary impact:
--Move that the Budget Committee recommend the City Council review City of Eugene General Fund allocation to the Human Services Commission (HSC) for Ongoing Support funding in context of overall City of Eugene human service funding.
Visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/524/Public-Participation to learn more about how to provide written or public testimony to City Council.