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 »

Budget Committee Considers Options

EUGENE, Ore. — While a majority of Tuesday night’s city budget meeting was spent giving public comment, there was a little time left over for a discussion about funds. Committee members talked about the possibility of using one-time funds to prevent immediate cuts. The money would come from potential PERS savings or drawing on reserves. … Continue reading »

Lane County Holds Special Budget Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County legislators will hold a special town meeting Monday night regarding Oregon’s budget problems. Oregon Reps. Peter Buckley, Phil Barnhart, Paul Holvey, John Lively and Nancy Nathanson will be in attendance along with state Sens. Lee Beyer and Chris Edwards. They legislators plan to discuss thoughts and ideas on Oregon’s budget, … Continue reading »

DMV Offices Closed Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — DMV and other state offices will be closed for a mandatory furlough day Friday, as well as Monday, making for a four-day weekend. It’s the last of 10 statewide mandatory unpaid days over the biennium. It’s estimated the furloughs will have saved the state more than $163 million over the two-year period. … Continue reading »

Budget Meeting Held After Fee Fails

EUGENE, Ore. — Just days after Eugene city voters rejected a city service fee, the budget committee was back at the table looking at what’s next for the budget and cuts. Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz presented the budget Thursday night. Now that extra revenue from a city fee will not be collected, the same … Continue reading »

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