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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />City Council Meeting <br />Council Chamber—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> September 11, 2006 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, Andrea Ortiz, Gary <br />Papé, George Poling, Chris Pryor, Betty Taylor. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting of the Eugene City Council to order and welcomed <br />everyone to the meeting. <br /> <br /> <br />1. CEREMONIAL MATTERS <br /> <br /> -September 11 Commemoration <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy read a proclamation commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001, into the <br /> <br />record. A moment of silence was observed. <br /> <br /> <br />2. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy reviewed the rules of the Public Forum. <br /> <br />Zachary Vishanoff, <br /> a resident of Patterson Street, felt there should have been more of a public process <br />regarding the public parking garage associated with the Whole Foods Grocery project. He thought there <br />had been “deals” because of what he perceived as a lack of public interface. He asserted that a neighbor- <br />hood park in the University area had been “bulldozed” without a public hearing. He alleged that <br />Downtown Eugene Incorporated (DEI) was “working on a plan to put more cameras downtown for <br />surveillance,” and requested a “broad-based” discussion about it. He also alleged that the University of <br />Oregon recently announced a new laboratory that would participate in research into nanotechnology for the <br />Department of Defense. He said the City’s elected officials should begin a discussion of the Willamette <br />Greenway. He thought Department of Defense research was controversial and more discussion was <br />needed, not less. Additionally, he expressed concern regarding the old landfill near the river and suggested <br />it be cleaned up before the 2008 Olympic Trials. <br /> <br />Mike Clark <br />, 2754 Cheryl Street,stated that a baby, five-week-old Orion Smith, had been killed in a car <br />accident near the intersection of Beltline Highway and Delta Highway. A truck hit the back of his parents’ <br />car. Mr. Clark related that a neighbor of his was a firefighter at Valley River Fire Station No. 9. He said <br />those emergency personnel respond to a rush hour accident in that area “every day.” He acknowledged that <br />there were many priorities for transportation issues in the City, noting that a work session had been <br />scheduled for September 25 on such issues in West and North Eugene. He encouraged the councilors to <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council September 11, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />