Eugene Might Save Branch Libraries

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s City Manager is suggesting cuts to local libraries to help make up for a budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, but he says there’s still a good possibility that all the branches could stay open. City Manager Jon Ruiz told the budget committee Wednesday night that closing the Sheldon branch … 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 »

Eugene Releases Proposed Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene released its proposed 2014 budget, which City Manager Jon Ruiz says is really more like two budgets. Ruiz says this year’s budget should sound familiar, considering most of it revolves around the hot topic of the proposed city service fee. It’s a conversation that’s been buzzing for months … Continue reading »