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 »

Lane County Approves Fiscal Year Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Last year Lane County was faced with 20 percent cuts across the board. This year the numbers haven’t really moved, which Lane County commissioners say isn’t great news. “The level of service we’re providing the citizens under this level of funding is not really adequate,” said Jay Bozievich, Lane County Commissioner. The … Continue reading »

Budget Committee Issues Recommendation

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Budget Committee finalized its recommendation for the city budget in an 11-to-four vote on Wednesday night. The committee is recommending a budget that doesn’t cut any city services, but would instead provide one-time funding to continue supporting local parks, pools, law enforcement and libraries.  It’s also proposing to take $4.2 … Continue reading »

Committee to Finalize Eugene Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Budget Committee is finalizing its budget proposal Wednesday night. Committee members will hear testimony from the public at that time. The current recommendation is no cuts to public services and instead offer nearly $5.5 million in one time funding to support these services for the rest of the year. That … Continue reading »

Budget Committee Pushes Stop-Gap Measure

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene’s budget meeting set for Tuesday is cancelled, but the discussion about Monday night’s decision continues. Committee members are pushing to buy some time with a proposal to use some one-time funds. That has residents questioning their city administrators. While most of the citizens KEZI 9 News spoke to–especially … Continue reading »

City Budget Meeting Resumes

EUGENE, Ore. — City leaders hashed out their budget again Thursday night, trying to figure out how to keep from slashing $5.3 million in public services. It was another night of debating how to fund services and another night of outcry from the community. After the city fee didn’t pass in the May election pools, … Continue reading »

City Holds Another Public Budget Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — The city’s budget committee will continue discussions Thursday night as it figures out a way to fill an estimated $6.3 million shortfall. Last week, City Manager Jon Ruiz proposed $5.3 million in cuts to various city services, including libraries, fire, police, parks and recreation. The service cuts currently on the table aren’t … Continue reading »

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