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City Holds Another Public Budget Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — The city’s budget committee will continue discussions Thursday night as it figures out a way to fill an estimated $6.3 million shortfall.

Last week, City Manager Jon Ruiz proposed $5.3 million in cuts to various city services, including libraries, fire, police, parks and recreation.

The service cuts currently on the table aren’t sitting well with many people, who argue that the city should find ways to balance the budget.

The budget committee will hold another public budget meeting to let people address their concerns.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Bascom-Tykeson Room at the Eugene Downtown Public Library, 100 West 10th Ave.

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  1. ahshucks says:

    If all these city takers wants all the extra’s have them pay for it. The majority of us don’t use these items and they aren’t needed. Get the unemployment to 4% and you will have all the money you need. Get rid of Democrates and you will have plenty of budget in coming years.

  2. Ahshucksnemesis says:

    It’s not necessarily the democrats, the republicans are just as complicit. If you want to balance the budget, ditch the new city hall, quit giving monsterous tax breaks to developers, eliminate all the social programs that keep transients coming here to live and leech off working citizens, and cut the mayor and city council’s travel budgets. (Welcome to the 21st century, if you want to attend a meeting out of town, do it online like business does.)
    OH…and to councilor Brown, who is a proponent of the new homeless camps, why don’t you let the homeless set up camp at night in the parking lot of your business, Kiva Grocery?

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