Library Hours Cut on Sundays

EUGENE, Ore. — This Sunday is the first Sunday of the new fiscal year in Eugene and some library goers looking to grab a book Sunday morning were met with locked doors. Instead of opening at 10:00 on Sundays, the downtown library won’t open until 1:00 p.m. on Sundays because the city is trying to … Continue reading »

City Council Adopts Fiscal Year Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — After months and months of debate the Eugene City Council moved to adopt next year’s fiscal budget. This comes after the budget committee was faced with a challenge of trying to fill $2.5 million dollar shortfall. The proposed budget, recommended by the budget committee — cuts $1.9 million in city services. The … Continue reading »

City Manager Presents Proposed Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Not a lot of surprises at Tuesday’s Eugene Budget committee meeting, as Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz presented his proposed budget for next year. That meeting was at the downtown Eugene Public Library Tuesday evening. For the past eight months — the budget committee has deliberated over a projected $2.5 million dollar … Continue reading »

4J Superintendent Presents Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Budget season is here and 4J is in talks about how their next school year could look. The budget was released Thursday, but the real discussion begins Monday night. Though the district is seeing more than an $11 million increase in its revenue, there’s still a $3.62 million gap that needs to … Continue reading »

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 »

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