Who makes the decisions about urban renewal projects and spending?

The State of Oregon created the legislation that allows for urban renewal; districts are created by local municipalities. In Eugene, the Mayor and City Councilors act as the Urban Renewal Agency Board and can create or modify urban renewal districts and plans.  The Urban Renewal Agency Board makes project and budget decisions.  

Since the 2010 Plan Amendment, the Expenditure Review Panel does an annual review of the use of tax increment funds.  The five member panel is selected by City Council and includes community members who will represent a variety of community perspectives, neighborhoods, and population demographics. 

The City of Eugene’s Budget Committee reviews the Urban Renewal Agency’s proposed budget and provides recommendations to the City Council. The City Council, acting as the Agency Board, adopts the Urban Renewal Agency budget and reviews and approves any supplemental budgets during the year.

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1. What is urban renewal?
2. Where is urban renewal used in Eugene?
3. What has been done in the Downtown District with urban renewal funds?
4. How does urban renewal work?
5. Does urban renewal raise property taxes?
6. How has urban renewal evolved?
7. Who benefits from urban renewal?
8. Where do urban renewal funds come from?
9. What effect does urban renewal have on the other governments in the area?
10. How will urban renewal impact the school district?
11. Who makes the decisions about urban renewal projects and spending?
12. Why did the City amend the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan?
13. Why is the City considering an amendment to the Riverfront Urban Renewal Area?
14. What is the City's next step related to Riverfront and urban renewal?
15. How will the money be spent if the Riverfront Urban Renewal Plan is amended?
16. How will the money be spent now that the Downtown Urban Renewal Plan is amended?
17. How much money is there to spend in the Downtown District?
18. What are the City's next steps related to Downtown and Urban Renewal?