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<br /> M I NUT E S <br />e Eugene City Council <br /> Dinner/Work Session <br /> Jacobs Room--Hult Center for the Performing Arts <br /> November 2, 1987 <br /> 4 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Debra Ehrman, Emily Schue, Cynthia Wooten, Ruth Bascom, <br /> Roger Rutan (5 p.m.-9:40 p.m,), Jeff Miller, <br /> Rob Bennett. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Freeman Holmer. <br /> BUDGET COMMITTEE: Joan Rich, Kappy Eaton, Don McCloud, R. Kim Short, <br /> Arden Munkres, John Rodda, Kay Robinhold. <br /> His Honor Mayor Brian B. Obie called the work session to order. <br /> I. GENERAL FUND SERVICE/FINANCIAL PLANNING <br /> A. Ranking Process <br /> City Manager Micheal Gleason discussed the process to be used during the <br /> evening. He said the process is the result of a request from the councilors <br />e for a new way to address the fiscal stability of the City. Councilor Miller, <br /> Budget Committee member Kim Short, Mayor Obie, and the staff devised the <br /> process to rank the service priorities of the councilors. Mr. Gleason said <br /> the process will be an experiment this evening, After balloting, the <br /> counci lors wi 11 have an opportunity to di scuss their priorities and the <br /> process, Councilors will repeat the process on November 30 and the staff will <br /> use those results in developing a strategic financial plan. <br /> Mr. Gleason said the categories presented to the councilors this evening <br /> provide an opportunity for order-of-magnitude comparisons. He said central <br /> overhead costs are a separate category and do not always change in the same <br /> degree that programs change. <br /> Finance Director Warren Wong distributed copies of a packet with several <br /> ballots in it. He said each councilor will rank the City's services and new <br /> revenue sources on the ballots. The ballots will then be scored by the staff <br /> and reported to the councilors for discussion. He reviewed the council's <br /> Financial Management Policies, He also discussed the municipal service <br /> system. He emphasized that City services are related and an increase or <br /> decrease in a service sometimes affects other services. <br /> 'Mr. Wong said the list of City services on which the councilors will vote <br /> totals about $38 million and the list of resources totals about $50 million. <br /> Central overhead is about $6.5 million. Some of the services and resources on <br /> the ballots are new. <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council November 2, 1987 Page 1 <br />