Eugene considers new fees


The Eugene City Council is exploring flat fees for city residents to help with a $6 million general budget hole for the fiscal year beginning next summer.

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The Eugene City Council is exploring flat fees for city residents to help with a $6 million general budget hole for the fiscal year beginning next summer.

One proposal is a new “city service” fee of up to $10 a month charged to residents. The other involves shifting the cost of parks maintenance from the general fund to the stormwater fund and tacking on a new flat but unspecified fee to every utility bill to help pay for parks upkeep.

City Manager Jon Ruiz said he wanted to see whether the council might support, in concept, raising new revenues to prevent further cuts to city services.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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