On Monday, June 26, the Eugene City Council held a public hearing and voted to adopt the 2023-2025 Biennial Budget for the City of Eugene.
The Council voted in favor of the following changes based on Budget Committee recommendations:
- Restore $400,000 of funding for the Animal Sheltering and Adoption Services Contract for the 2023-2025 biennium using General Fund money made available by funding the Mental Health Services Contract for the 2023-2025 biennium with one-time Community Safety Payroll Tax underspending.
- Restore for the 2023-2025 biennium $4.3 million funding for a fire engine using a combination of funds from the Community Safety Payroll Tax and the General Fund made available by: 1) eliminating $2,809,000 in Community Safety Payroll Tax funding for a Community Response Unit Squad (CRU); 2) eliminating $602,000 of Community Safety Payroll Tax funding for the Ambulance Transport Fund; and, 3) using $901,000 in General Fund resources allocated in the 2023-2025 proposed budget to support funding the CRU Squad proposal.
- Add one-time, 2023-2025 biennium funding of $50,000 for publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations in areas of Eugene underserved by charging stations, by utilizing one-time Sustainability program underspending.
Council also voted in favor of:
- A City Manager proposed changed to include an additional $160,000 in one-time funding for youth library programming and materials one-time with Community Safety Payroll Tax underspending to support prevention and youth-related services. These additional services will be funded on a one-time basis with Community Safety Payroll Tax underspending to support prevention and youth-related services.
- A Councilor proposed an amendment to move $50,000 from the Road fund to the Transportation Capital Project Fund to provide funding for a traffic calming project on Holly Avenue between Gilham and Norkenzie roads.
Acting as the Urban Renewal Agency Board of Directors, the City Council also approved the 2023-2025 Biennial Budget for the Eugene Urban Renewal Agency.
The new budget will go into effect on July 1, 2023. 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 2023-2025 Proposed Biennial 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 FY23. View the Agenda Item Summaries for the 2023-2025 City of Eugene and URA Biennial Budget Adoptions, and the City of Eugene FY23 Supplemental Budget online.