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<br />Council Chamber <br />Eugene, Oregon <br />February 26, 1973 <br /> <br />I' <br /> <br />Adjourned meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon - adjourned from the <br />meeting held on February 12, 1973 - was called to order by His Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson <br />at 7:30 p.m. on February 26, 1973 in the Council Chamber with the following councilmen present: <br />Mrs. Beal, Messrs. Williams, McDonald, Hershner, Mrs. Campbell, Messrs. Keller, Murray, and <br />Wood. <br /> <br />.."....~ <br /> <br />I - Public Hearings <br />A. Supplemental Budget, 1972-73 <br />Manager explained the requirement under State law for the budgeting process if revenue <br />sharing funds are to be used during the current year. He said the Budget Committee <br />recommended appropriating $668,810 of the $1.8 million received during the current <br />year, carrying the balance forward for appropriation in the 1973-74 budget. In addi- <br />tion, $50,000 received from Federal grant and $33,886 estimated receipts from Airport <br />boarding fee are to be included in the supplemental budget for a total of $752,696. <br /> <br />Grace Zinke, co-ordinator for HELP (Help Elderly Locate Positions) asked that $2,000 <br />be appropriated to carry operation of their organization to July of this year. She <br />said they are in the process of moving to the Kaufman Center and will need additional <br />operating funds. <br /> <br />.' <br /> <br />Howard Bonnett, 1919 Woodlawn, said the proposed budget appeared to provide funds for <br />those items removed from the original budget when it did not receive voter approval. <br />He said he would have preferred to see the revenue sharing funds used to further <br />adopted community goals. He would have used these funds for parks and recreation land <br />acquisition rather than streets, traffic, etc., which he felt should come from prop- <br />erty tax revenues. He suggested too that some of this money be used to provide bicycle <br />facilities, to aid the Transit District in its experimentation with free rides to <br />bolster bus use, and to help with developing a park in the South Hills. <br /> <br />In clarification of Mr. Bonnett's statement that revenue sharing funds are being used <br />to restore items removed from the 1972-73 budget because of not gaining voter approval, <br />Manager explained that some of the items being restored are those which were cut after <br />an amount outside the 6% limitation was approved by the voters. It was found at that <br />time that property valuation was less than anticipated resulting ina higher:estimated <br />tax rate. So some items being restored are those which were already approved by the <br />voters but cut out by the Council to keep the tax rate down. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Councilman McDonald asked about the funds being carried over to the 1973-74 budget. <br />Manager explained that the $668,810 which this budget appropriates are appropriated <br />for expenditures during the 1972-73 fiscal year. Some of the projects for which these <br />funds are appropriated will not be completed and paid for. However, funds will be <br />pledged in order that contracts may be signed, and then carried forward to the 1973-74 <br />budget when they will actually be spent. He added that about $1.1 million of the <br />revenue sharing funds which have not been allocated through the supplemental budget <br />will be available during the 1973-74 year. <br /> <br />Mayor Anderson asked if the Budget Committee had considered the request for funds from <br />HELP. Mrs. Beal felt that 'organization should present its request during the 1973-74 <br />budgeting~ocess in order that it could be given consideration with other social <br />services requests. Manager said HELP as well as other organizations will be notified <br />of public hearings on the next year's budget. He noted that HELP is receiving space <br />rent free at the Kaufman Center. <br /> <br />Councilman Murray expressed his agreement with Mr. Bonnett in suggesting that some <br />of the revenue sharing funds should be used for projects having "staying power" rather <br />than integrating all into departmental budgets. <br /> <br />Council Bill No. 198 - Adopting supplemental budget, 1972-73, in the amount of <br />$752,696 was submitted and read by council bill number <br />and title only, there being no councilman present requesting that it be read <br />in full. <br /> <br />.. <br /> <br />Mrs. Beal moved seconded by Mr. Williams that the bill be read the second time by <br />council bill number only, with unanimous consent of the Council, and that enact- <br />ment be considered at this time. Motion carried unanimously and the bill was <br />read the second time by council bill number only. <br /> <br />Mrs. Beal moved seconded by Mr. Williams that the bill be approved and given <br />final passage. Rollcall vote. All councilmen present voting aye, the bill was <br />declared passed and numbered 16713. <br /> <br />4' <br /> <br />2/26/73 - 1 <br />