LCC Faces Budget Shortfall

EUGENE, Ore. — As the economy improves, enrollment is going down at Lane Community College and it’s forcing school officials to make tough decisions about their budget. LCC has a budget shortfall between $10.9 to $12.6 million. School officials say they have to balance the budget for next year and with decreasing enrollment, they have … Continue reading »

City Manager Budget Recommendations

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the Eugene Library and its branches if the Eugene Budget Committee approves the city manager’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2015. The city manager is recommending closing the Sheldon Library branch. But his suggestion doesn’t necessarily close the book on the library. It’s possible the branch could … Continue reading »

Thorn In Rose Garden Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Owen Rose Garden is facing drastic cuts as the city of Eugene tries to balance the budget, but a local group has been helping keep it afloat. The Eugene Delta Rotary Club will install a brand new kiosk right in front of the rose garden. It’s a tremendous gift, since Parks … Continue reading »

Support Grows to Save Libraries

EUGENE, Ore. — Another packed house as the city of Eugene talked budget cuts. The city held the second of two public hearings Tuesday night for the Eugene Budget Committee. Several signs calling for the saving of branch libraries littered the crowd. The budget committee has six different proposals on the table as it works … Continue reading »

City to Discuss Funding Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — In the city of Eugene’s ongoing budget battle, there is a public hearing Tuesday to discuss proposed funding cuts. A 16-member budget committee has considered a range of ways to cut $3 million in spending for the next fiscal year. In December, it came up with six possible options. Five of the … Continue reading »

Forum Will Discuss Budget Deficit

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s city deficit stands at around $5.3 million for the next fiscal year and the community has been very involved in giving their input on how to address it. The City Club of Eugene is putting on a forum Friday to get the public’s input. It has invited members of the Meeting … Continue reading »

City Gets Early Start On Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene City Council’s getting an early start on next year’s budget. Councilors held a budget work session Monday evening with the intent of finding out how to get more people involved in the process. The official budget numbers won’t come out until November, but the deficit projections are in the millions. … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Faces Financial Struggles

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s largest health provider is bracing for major cuts. PeaceHealth says it needs to find a way to fill a $130 million gap for the 2014 fiscal year. It’s suspending hiring immediately for open positions and reviewing them on a case by case basis. PeaceHealth’s president issued a statement today saying … Continue reading »

Eugene City Budget Approved

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene approved next year’s budget, raising more questions in the process. Councilors turned to one-time funds as a way to offset a more than $5 million gap. Councilors gave their approval at Monday night’s meeting. The council had to come up with the money after voters turned down a … Continue reading »

4J School District Approves New Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District approved a budget Wednesday night for the next school year but now some parents are expressing concern. Once the fall season rolls around, the school bells will start ringing and students filling the halls with excitement for the start of a new year but it seems parents and … Continue reading »

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