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<br />- M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> December 2, 1991 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Roger Rutan, Shawn Boles, Ruth Bascom, Debra Ehrman, Bobby <br /> Green, Paul Nicholson, Kaye Robinette. <br /> ABSENT: Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> The regular meeting of December 2, 1991, of the Eugene City Council, was <br /> called to order by Council President Roger Rutan. <br /> 1. WORK SESSION: PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT'S REVIEW OF CENTRAL <br /> BUSINESS FUNCTIONS <br /> City Manager Mike Gleason explained that Mark Gardiner would arrive late to <br /> the meeting because his flight was behind schedule. The council proceeded to <br /> Item II and then came back to this item upon Mr. Gardiner's arrival. <br />e Copies of the draft report titled "City of Eugene, Oregon, Review of Central <br /> Business Function Costs, December 2, 1991," were distributed. Mark Gardiner, <br /> Public Financial Management, Incorporated, (PFM) introduced himself and apol- <br /> ogized for arriving late. He gave a background of PFM, with which the City <br /> contracted to conduct a comparative study of the City's administration costs. <br /> He said the report's analysis focused on the City's administration costs <br /> relative to the City's overall service base and on how the City compares to <br /> other municipalities which serve a similar population size. He defined the <br /> functions and activities of the City that comprise the "central business <br /> functions" (CSF). He said that two primary reference points of analysis and <br /> comparison were used throughout the study, operating expenditures and staff- <br /> ing levels associated with CSF and other services. He explained that staff- <br /> ing levels were a more accurate indicator of the City's service load because <br /> they reflect the actual cost of doing business and providing administration <br /> for a service delivery system. He described the methodology PFM developed so <br /> that the study would more accurately reflect the true service base of Eugene. <br /> Because the City provides services to more than the corporate boundaries <br /> defined by population or physical size alone, "weighted service areas" were <br /> used to reflect the population served by the City. Councilors expressed <br /> concerns about this methodology. <br /> Mr. Gleason said that final drafts of the document would be distributed as <br /> soon as the executive summary was complete. <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council December 2, 1991 Page 1 <br />