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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />Dinner/Work Session <br />Amazon Community Center <br />July 24, 1989 <br />5:30 p.m. <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Ruth Bascom, Shawn Boles, Debra Ehrman, Emily Schue, <br />Freeman Holmer, Rob Bennett, Roger Rutan. <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: Bobby Green. <br />The adjourned meeting of July 19, 1989, of the Eugene City Council was called <br />to order by Mayor Jeff Miller. <br />I. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FINANCING STUDY <br />Warren Wong, Finance Director, gave the staff report. He said the proposed <br />Development Services Financing Study responds to council direction and <br />policies to pursue user fees and minor revenue sources as a means of <br />. supporting General Fund services and addressing the gap between financial <br />resources and requirements. Most of the City's development -related services <br />are provided by the Planning and Development Department, the Department of <br />Public Safety, and the Department of Public Works. <br />Mr. Wong said the current policy framework that the City operates in with <br />respect to financing municipal services can be outlined in the following four <br />statements: <br />1. Additional property taxes to support operating services is not a <br />viable option until the rate per $1,000 assessed valuation is below <br />the current rate. <br />2. Methods for addressing part of the financing gap are service <br />reductions, eliminations and modifications, funding shifts, <br />intergovernmental agreements, use of automation and productivity <br />improvement techniques, and organizational/human resource management <br />improvements. <br />3. User fees or minor revenue sources are a viable means of achieving <br />financial and service stability --that is, emphasis on relating the <br />benefiting entity to the financial support for the services is a <br />fundamental assumption in any service financing strategy. <br />MINUTES --City Council-- July 24, 1989 Page 1 <br />Dinner/Work Session <br />