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<br /> e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> November 9, 1988 <br /> 11:30 a.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Cynthia Wooten, Ruth Bascom, Rob Bennett, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Freeman Holmer, Jeff Miller, Roger Rutan. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Emi ly Schue. <br /> The adjourned meeting of November 7, 1988, was called to order by His Honor <br /> Mayor Brian B. Obie. <br /> Mayor Obie welcomed guests from a third grade class at Ellis Parker <br /> Elementary School and introduced their teacher, Bonnie Spickerman. Mayor <br /> Obie also introduced local historian Lucille McKenzie. <br /> Students were given the opportunity to question the Mayor and councilors <br /> during lunch. Their interests included taxes, drugs, the library card <br /> catalogue, reasons for seeking public office, activities of the council and <br /> e its use of funds, the dangers traffic poses for small animals, and the <br /> problem of homelessness. <br /> Mayor Obie encouraged telephone calls to his office to discuss other <br /> questions. <br /> 1. PRESENTATION ON THE HISTORY OF EUGENE <br /> Ms. McKenzie gave a slide presentation that focused on the unique qualities <br /> of the community founded by Eugene Skinner in 1846. <br /> II. DESIGNATION OF MAURIE JACOBS MEMORIAL PARK AND APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL <br /> DESIGN <br /> As the council representative to the committee that developed the project to <br /> honor Maurie Jacobs, Ms. Bascom introduced the item. <br /> John Etter, PARCS Department, presented a design overview of the park <br /> improvements that are part of the planned memorial to Mr. Jacobs. Those <br /> improvements include the memorial area at the end of Adams Street, landscape <br /> improvements at the River House, enhancement of the existing "beach" area <br /> near the memorial, improvements in the community garden area, a parking area <br /> - MINUTES--Eugene City Council November 9, 1988 Page 1 <br />