On Monday, June 22, the Eugene City Council held a public hearing and voted to adopt the fiscal year 2020-2021 (FY21) budget for the City of Eugene. State Local Budget Law requires budget adoption by the City by June 30. Budget adoption provides for the legal appropriation of funds and sets the City tax rate, which is legally required for the County to collect taxes on behalf of the City. If the budget is not adopted by June 30, the City cannot legally spend money as of July 1, which includes payroll, bond payments, and paying suppliers and contractors.
The City Manager’s Proposed Budget and Amendments to the Proposed Budget were presented on May 13. The Eugene Budget Committee heard public comment, reviewed, and deliberated on the proposed budget during three meetings. 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 online.
Acting as the Urban Renewal Agency Board of Directors, the City Council also approved the FY21 Budget for the Eugene Urban Renewal Agency.
The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2020. Once the document is finalized later in the summer, the adopted budget will be posted on the City’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/budget
and the Eugene Open Budget website, www.eugene-or.gov/openbudget
, will be updated with the FY21 Adopted Budget and Capital Budget data. The Proposed Budget, approved Budget Committee motions, and other agenda materials are available on the City’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/budget
City Council also held a public hearing and adopted the third supplemental budget for FY20. View the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY20 Third Supplemental Budget