On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. the Eugene City Council will hold public hearings and take action on the FY21 City of Eugene Budget, FY21 Urban Renewal Agency (URA) Budget, and the third FY20 City Supplemental Budget. Members of the public are encouraged to provide their feedback on the FY21 City of Eugene and URA budgets.
Due to Governor Kate Brown’s Stay Home, Save Lives Executive Order to combat the spread of COVID-19, all City Council meetings will be held remotely, using virtual meeting technology. Information about how to access these meetings will be available at www.eugene-or.gov/webcasts. You can view the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY21 Recommended Budget and the Agenda Item Summary for the Urban Renewal Agency FY21 Recommended Budget.
During this public health crisis, the City of Eugene is using revised public notice requirements provided under Executive Order No. 20-16., which allows local governments to publish any notice, summary, or other document required under ORS 294.305 to 294.565, or ORS 294.900 to 294.930 in a prominent manner on the internet. The public notice ads are linked below:
The FY21 Proposed Budget was reviewed and deliberated on by the Eugene Budget Committee during three meetings throughout May, which included public input. On May 27, the Budget Committee voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the FY21 Proposed Budget
and Amendments to the Proposed Budget
with the following additions:
For the City of Eugene budget:
- $408,345 for 3.0 FTE in the Sidewalk Maintenance Program. Funds to come from the Road Fund. Program implementation is dependent upon sufficient and stable revenues in the Road Fund. The FTE were originally proposed in the FY21 Proposed Budget, but were removed in the Amendments to the Proposed Budget.
- $45,000 in one-time funding to the Human Services Commission to offset the expected reduction in Community Development Block Grant funding. Funds to come from reducing the General Fund one-time COVID-19 allocation.
- Up to $73,238 in one-time funding to help the Human Services Commission fund a 2% increase to the City of Eugene portion of subcontractor contracts to be used for salaries for the coming year. Funds to come from reducing the General Fund one-time COVID-19 allocation.
- Recommend to the City Manager that City Council hold a work session on the Ground Emergency Medical Transport funding, Ambulance Transport Fund, overall funding of the Fire department and update on the Eugene-Springfield Fire merger progress.
The full text of the Budget Committee motions is available to view here.
At the same meeting the City Council is also scheduled to hold public hearings and take action on the third FY20 Supplemental Budget. View the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY20 Third Supplemental Budget online.
Members of the public may speak at the public hearings, send a letter or e-mail to the Eugene City Council prior to the public hearing, or submit written testimony at the hearing. Contact the City of Eugene Finance Division at 541-682-5512 for additional information.