On Monday, June 27, the Eugene City Council held a public hearing and voted to adopt the fiscal year 2022-2023 (FY23) budget for the City of Eugene. State Local Budget Law requires budget adoption by the City by June 30. Budget adoption provides for the legal appropriation of funds and sets the City tax rate, which is legally required for the County to collect taxes on behalf of the City. If the budget is not adopted by June 30, the City cannot legally spend money as of July 1, which includes payroll, bond payments, and paying suppliers and contractors.
The City Manager presented the FY23 Proposed Budget to the Budget Committee on April 27. The Budget Committee heard public comment, reviewed, and deliberated on the proposed budget during four meetings. On May 25, the Budget Committee voted to recommend that the City Council adopt the FY23 Proposed Budget with the following additions:
For the City of Eugene budget:
- Recommend that the City Manager add $300,000 from ARPA reserves for the purchase and installation of a downtown public bathroom and $10,000 ongoing for operational costs, funded by the Reserve for Revenue Shortfall and included in the base budget beyond FY23.
- Recommend to City Council direct the City Manager to include $500,000 in the FY23 budget allocated from ARPA funds for completion of Striker Field Park phase 2.
The full text of the Budget Committee motions is available online.
Acting as the Urban Renewal Agency Board of Directors, the City Council also approved the FY23 Budget for the Eugene Urban Renewal Agency.
The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2022. Once the document is finalized later in the summer, the adopted budget will be posted on the City’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/budget. The Eugene Open Budget website, www.eugene-or.gov/openbudget, will also be updated with the FY23 Adopted Budget and Capital Budget data. The FY23 Proposed Budget, approved Budget Committee motions, and other agenda materials are available on the City’s website at www.eugene-or.gov/budget.
City Council also held a public hearing and adopted the second supplemental budget for FY22. View the Agenda Item Summary for the City of Eugene FY22 Supplemental Budget online.