The State of Oregon created the legislation that allows for urban renewal; districts are created by local municipalities. In Eugene, the Mayor and City Councilors act as the Urban Renewal Agency Board and can create or modify urban renewal districts and plans. The Urban Renewal Agency Board makes project and budget decisions.
Since the 2010 Plan Amendment, the Expenditure Review Panel does an annual review of the use of tax increment funds. The five member panel is selected by City Council and includes community members who will represent a variety of community perspectives, neighborhoods, and population demographics.
The City of Eugene’s Budget Committee reviews the Urban Renewal Agency’s proposed budget and provides recommendations to the City Council. The City Council, acting as the Agency Board, adopts the Urban Renewal Agency budget and reviews and approves any supplemental budgets during the year.