No cuts proposed for City of Eugene coming budget; library bond to boost staffing

Twylla Miller with the City of Eugene (Still image from SBG video)

EUGENE, Ore. - The City of Eugene does not plan to make any cuts in the coming fiscal year 2017.

"That means that the fiscal year 2016 service levels that people are receiving now will continue into the next year," explained Twylla Miller, the City's acting budget manager.

And with revenue from the library bond headed for the City's coffers, the city's libraries will be adding staff this year.

"There will be over 18 positions added to increase the hours and services to the public," Miller said.

City Manager Jon Ruiz will present the proposal to the budget committee Wednesday night at the Eugene Public Library.

Miller said the overall budget is about 6 percent higher for 2017 than 2016.

However, she said the City is being more cautious in its financial outlook because city officials have seen a downward trend in revenue.

"We may need to make adjustments in the future of $1 million to $2 million but we'll wait and see how those items play out," Miller said.

Also in the budget: money to support the 2021 IAAF World Tracka and Field Championships in Eugene.

"In the city manager's budget, he is proposing $500,000 in one-time funds for the 2021 track and field championship," Miller said.

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