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City Manager to Explore Fee Options

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council voted Monday night to have the city manager comprise a proposed ordinance for a stormwater and parks service fee.

All of this stems from a $6 million budget shortfall. The fee would not exceed $5, and the council says there will be plenty of public comment opportunities to come this year.

“All that does is it would create the mechanism to be able to fund parks out of our stormwater fee. I should emphasize that the council did not say they are going to set a fee in that that will all come during the budget process,” said Jon Ruiz, Eugene City Manager.

Council is also exploring a property tax levy that would equal about $50 a year.

A public hearing for the five-year property tax levy will be held on Feb. 4. The council then must decide whether to refer that levy to the May ballot.

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  1. Shannon says:

    I say we stop paying the city manager and the other ‘elected’ officials since they get their pay raises and full benefits and full retirement packages but yet do their hardest to bleed this community dry. EWEB rapes the people of this community as well and with you both working together maybe what we need is a mass exodus out of Eugene. We need jobs not more taxes on those who are still making it. Look to your own pockets ‘elected’ officials and see where you can cut back on yourselves and give back financially to this community. After all you already drove the jobs out of this city.

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