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<br /> <br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> May 31, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, Betty <br />Taylor, Gary Papé, George Poling, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. EXECUTIVE SESSION <br /> <br />The council held an executive session pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 192.660(2)(i). <br /> <br />Following the executive session, Mayor Piercy called the council into open session. <br /> <br /> <br />B. WORK SESSION: City Manager Performance Evaluation <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor thanked the council for its evaluation, saying the council held a useful and <br />candid discussion during the executive session that touched on relationships and communication and which <br />he thought created interaction that would be useful in addressing the council’s concerns. <br /> <br />Looking back over the year, City Manager Taylor noted the value of the council’s priorities in terms of the <br />direction they provided to staff in the work it did and in the budget he submitted to the Budget Committee. <br />He thought the annual council retreat had also been useful. He was generally pleased with the progress of <br />the organization in implementing the council’s priorities while doing the day-to-day work of governing. He <br />was proud of the hard work done by the council and the discipline and focus of tough decisions that placed <br />the organization in good financial position for the time being. <br /> <br />Continuing, City Manager Taylor said he continued to be impressed by the commitment and quality of work <br />done by the vast majority of employees, and by the recognition the organization received for the efforts of <br />both individuals and work groups. He cited Public Works Director Kurt Corey’s recognition as one of the <br />top ten public works directors in the United States as an example. He said the organization was committed <br />to being an outstanding organization and there was room to improve. <br /> <br />City Manager Taylor emphasized his commitment to meeting the council’s expectations with regard to his <br />performance and to improving his relationship-building and communication efforts. He said he would work <br />to ensure that his recommendations to the council were clear and that he was clear as to the direction he <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council May 31, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />