City Councilors Could Vote on Tax Levy

EUGENE, Ore. —  City Councilors have narrowed their focus to a potential property tax levy to fill a $6 million budget gap.

City leaders are hoping that the City Council will vote on an option at their meeting Monday night. A decision has to be made by Wednesday to put a possible levy on the May ballot.

Last week, councilors directed City Manager Jon Ruiz to prepare two, five-year property tax proposals, a $3 million levy and a $6 million levy.

City leaders say if they don’t fill the gap, city services will be cut, including public safety, social services and economic development.

Councilors want to remind the public that they’re simply trying to meet the needs and desires of everyone in the community.

The City Council work sessions is at 5:30 p.m. at Harris Hall. 125 E. 8th Street.

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