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<br />e service costs, plus constrained respondents by requiring them to balance the <br /> budget. <br /> Mr. Weeks said that response rates for the qu'estionnaires to date for ivory, <br /> blue, and BOB are 68 percent, 64 percent, and 46 percent, respectively. He <br /> added that follow-up procedures are one week behind for the BOB version. A <br /> 70-percent response rate is expected. <br /> Mr. Weeks distributed a summary of demographic characteristics--gender, ten- <br /> ure, age, and household income--by type of survey. He said that the charac- <br /> teristics of the respondents of the random sampling versus those of the <br /> self-selected participants of workshops or tabloids were similar. <br /> Mr. Weeks referred to several displayed posters. Mayor Miller clarified that <br /> all displays reflect hypothetical data only. Mr. Weeks said that the manner <br /> in which participants balanced the budget will be examined--whether they <br /> proposed only budget cuts, only increased revenues, or a combination of the <br /> two approaches. Also examined will be the extent to which each approach was <br /> used. At the next level of analysis, the types of budget items suggested for <br /> reduction or increase will be examined. Regarding revenue, types of revenues <br /> suggested for increase, various sources used to produce the increase, and the <br /> degree of support for these sources will be examined. Regarding services, <br /> specific services suggested for reduction, the degree of reduction recommend- <br /> ed, and possible alternatives to budget cuts will be examined. Services for <br /> which either no reduction is recommended or no support is recommended will be <br /> easily identified at this level of analysis. The same methods of analysis <br />e will be used for service enhancement recommendations. All results can be <br /> cross-referenced by demographic characteristics as well. <br /> Mr. Nicholson wondered if an analysis could be conducted which presented the <br /> net support for each service. Mr. Weeks said that the only services for <br /> which consistent data are available on enhancement are affordable housing, <br /> community policing, fire redeployment, new library, and tourism. Mr. Boles <br /> said that the purpose of the first analysis is to present initial data which <br /> would trigger additional analysis from the City Council. In agreement with <br /> Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Weeks said that the workshop data would provide necessary <br /> data to conduct the type of analysis he was requesting. In response to a <br /> question from Mr. Boles, Mr. Weeks said that when providing percentage data, <br /> he would also provide the base and the proportion of the total respondents <br /> each analysis was including. <br /> Mr. Weeks suggested that the January 8 report present the data from all re- <br /> spondents. Subsequently, on council direction, subgroups could be examined. <br /> Mr. Nicholson pointed out that the analysis would "wash out" differences <br /> between services in which some participants recommended budget cuts and other <br /> participants recommended revenue increases. He said that this analysis would <br /> portray citizens as recommending no change for a service in which citizens <br /> were actually split. Mr. Weeks said that the analysis will contain the en- <br /> hancement data from the workshop. However, the BOB instrument does not pro- <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council December 9, 1991 Page 2 <br />