The committee instead turned to one-time funds to offset the projected cuts. The city’s projecting a $6 million shortfall for next fiscal year.
The City Manager had proposed $5.3 million in cuts to services like EPD, public library and pools. Instead, the city will get the money from one-time funds like PERS and the City Hall Reserve.
The recommendation comes with the hopes Eugene Councilors will come up with a long-term solution.
Because of Monday’s action, the city’s cancelled a meeting for Tuesday night. A public hearing’s now scheduled for Wednesday night at the library.
The Eugene City Council will have the final say on the recommendation and the budget.