Eugene’s path toward a sustainable budget will probably be a bumpy road, filled with all the suspense and comedy of a summer blockbuster. Since the city service fee went down in flames on Election Day, Eugene’s budget process is going to get interesting.
As the process unfolds, residents can give public testimony — aka opinions on the budget — at four Budget Committee meetings, which are open to the public and broadcast on the web. We’ve seen testimony in poem form, musical testimony, testimony littered with quotations, angry testimony, irrelevant testimony, drunk testimony and, of course, smart and pertinent testimony. Even for such a serious and important topic, you might want to watch with popcorn in hand.
The City of Eugene and Eugene Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee takes public testimony at 5:30pm May 30, June 4 and June 5 in the Bascom-Tykeson Room of the Downtown Public Library. See eugene-or.gov/budgetcommittee for webcast info.