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<br /> M I NUT E S <br />e Eugene City Council <br /> Dinner Work Session <br /> Rogue Room, Valley River Inn <br /> October 24, 1983 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> PRESENT : MaY9r "Gus" Keller, Freeman Homer, Emily Schue, John Ball, Brian Obie, <br /> Cynthia Wooten, Mark Lindberg, Betty Smith, Richard Hansen, City <br /> Councilors; Jim Ellison, Mary Sherriffs, Budget Committee; Micheal <br /> Gleason, City Manager; Dave Whitlow, Assistant City Manager; Gary <br /> Long, Administrative Service Director; Charles Dallas, Financial <br /> Operations Director; Pat Lynch, Council Administrator; Barbara Bellamy, <br /> Public Information Director; Bob Deis, Financial Analyst; Marilynne <br /> Musso, Assistant Budget Manager. <br /> Mayor Keller opened the meeting and introduced Mr. Dallas, recently appointed <br /> Director of Financial Operations, and Bob Dies, Financial Analyst. <br /> I. FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION (MATERIAL DISTRIBUTED) <br />e Mr. Long explained the Financial Planning Committee was formed to find an <br /> alternative to the Eugene Plan. During the four-year period, the Eugene Plan <br /> revenue was doubled and yet it was necessary to cut many City services. The <br /> Financial Planning Committee has: 1) examined the existing City service system; <br /> 2) looked at the financial policies and priorities; 3) looked at the last five <br /> year1s financial activities and projected the next five years; 4) focused on <br /> alternative strategies for cooperation with the State, the County, and Springfield; <br /> and 5) agreed upon an acceptable service level to recommend to the City Council. <br /> For the future, FPC needs to review financial options in the distributed material. <br /> They also need to develop a strategy for getting new revenue source approval. <br /> II. COUNCIL DISCUSSION <br /> Mr. Long, in answer to Mr. Obie, said the State sales tax plan is replacement <br /> income, not new income, and will not provide additional City revenue. The State <br /> estimates 40 to 45 percent property tax relief. City tax rates will be regulated <br /> but can be overridden by a vote of the people. With a one percent growth rate <br /> and a five to six percent growth rate in income, the City would not have to go <br /> to the voters. The sales tax plan will result in more enterprise funds or a new <br /> method of bookkeeping. The new plan would take affect in 1985-86. The City <br /> should gradually phase back services before that time. <br />e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 24, 1983 Page 1 <br />