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- Main article: Evaluation of Oregon city websites
Last rated on August 27, 2012.
- Has current and past budgets online.
- Has meeting information online.
- Elected Officials
- Elected officials are listed with contact information.
- Administrative Officials
- Has city officials' contact information online.
- Building Permits and Zoning
- Has financial audits available.
- Local Taxes
- Has tax information online.
- Public Records
- Public records request form is available.
- Elected Officials
- Does not have salary information on elected nor administrative officials.
- Has some contract information available, but it's incomplete and has no available archive.
- No information regarding lobbying.
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 is $464.7 million, a 2.4 percent increase from the 2012 proposed budget. The 2012 adopted budget was $450.1 million. Budgets are online since FY2010, and prior budgets can be requested through the Finance department.
|Personnel Services||$155.7 million|
|Materials and Services||$103.4 million|
|Capital Outlay||$8 million|
|UEFB Balance Available||$52.2 million|
|Interfund Transfers/Loans||$14.7 million|
|Misc. Fiscal Transactions||$5.5 million|
|Debt Service||$21.1 million|
|George Brown||Ward One Commissioner|
|Mike Clark||Ward Five Commissioner|
|Pat Farr||Ward Six Commissioner|
|Andrea Ortiz||Ward Seven Commissioner|
|George Poling||Ward Four Commissioner|
|Chris Pryor||Ward Eight Commissioner|
|Betty Taylor||Ward Two Commissioner|
|Alan Zelenka||Ward Three Commissioner|
Eugene City Council has agendas and minutes online; additionally, meeting times live webcasts are available.
The Eugene City Manager is Jon Ruiz. Ruiz's 2012 salary is $182,561.
Eugene has not published public employee salaries online, but the pay schedule and worker classifications are available on the city's human resources page.
See also: Oregon public employee salaries
See also: Oregon public pensions
Oregon has one public pension fund, the Public Employees Retirement System. According to the PERS website, "you are vested in the OPSRP Pension Program on the earliest date in which you complete at least 600 hours of service in each of five calendar years (the years do not have to be consecutive). If you are an active member any time on or after reaching normal retirement age, you become a vested member regardless of years of service. Once you are vested in the OPSRP Pension Program, you cannot lose your benefit rights unless you withdraw from the program."
The state has funded PERS 86 percent, with $5.8 billion in unfunded liabilities.
An April 28 article in The Oregonian estimates about 10 percent of pensioners double dip.
The Eugene police force and fire and emergency medical services are public operations. The fire department issues annual reports and performance reports, and the police force publishes some information such as response times and crime data.
See also: Oregon government sector lobbying
|Year||Amount Spent on Lobbying|
Transparency & public records
For public records, the city provides a request form with a city official contact.
Information on tax payment and assessments can be found at the Lane County website.
- Eugene population
- Incorporation of Eugene
- Budget information
- Meeting information
- City Council
- City officials' contact information
- Public Records Request Form
- 2013 Proposed budget
- 2012 adopted budget A18
- Past budgets
- Figures under "budget summary"
- Council agendas, minutes, meeting times, and webcasts
- Register Guard, Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz’s salary near top in region, July 30, 2012
- Pay schedule and worker classifications
- PERS general information
- About 1 in 10 pensioners are rehired, draw a second public paycheck
- Fire department reports
- Police response times
- Crime statistics
- OpenSecrets.org, City of Eugene, OR
- Public Records Request