Folks say they’re well aware of the city’s budget woes. But shelling out more money, especially after EWEB just raised its rates, is a hard pill to swallow for some.
“I think the last thing Eugene residents need is another fee tacked onto their already climbing utility bills,” said Eugene business owner Darrell Olson.
“It’s a tough time economically, but I think it’s reasonable to add fees to try to keep the city services, what we have, where they are,” said Eugene resident Chuck Messigner.
Most residents say they can understand the need, but new fees should be a last resort option.