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<br /> e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> June 21, 1989 <br /> 11:30 a.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Ruth Bascom, Rob Bennett, Shawn Boles, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Bobby Green, Freeman Holmer, Emily Schue. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Roger Rutan. <br /> The adjourned meeting of June 14, 1989, of the Eugene City Council was called <br /> to order by Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> I. ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL, AND CITY MANAGER <br /> A. Cascade West Economic Development District <br /> Ms. Schue recently attended the annual dinner of the Cascade West Economic <br /> Development District. She said this district includes four counties--Lane, <br /> Linn, Lincoln, and Benton--and is operated through Lane Council of <br /> e Governments and District 4; The district was formed to take advantage of <br /> Federal legislation. Ms. Schue said the district has had some significant <br /> accomplishments, such as reducing the unemployment rate in the four-county <br /> area by one percentage point. Ms. Schue said some of the district's work has <br /> occurred inside the City of Eugene through the Business Assistance Team. <br /> B. Strike During World Veterans Championships <br /> Ms. Schue said that the press coverage surrounding the strike of the Oregon <br /> Public Employees Union (OPEU) makes it sound as if the City opposes the <br /> strike. Ms. Schue clarified that the City.s position in the labor dispute is <br /> neutral, and that the City urges both labor and management to work hard in <br /> the negotiations so that the issue is settled before the beginning of the <br /> World Veterans Championships. <br /> Mayor Miller thought that if the issue is not resolved before the World <br /> Veterans Championships, it would be inappropriate for the OPEU to target the <br /> games with a strike. <br /> Mr. Bennett noted his agreement with Ms. Schue's position, but felt it would <br /> be appropriate for the City to discourage the OPEU from targeting the World <br /> Veterans Championships with a strike. <br /> e MINUTES--Eugene City Council June 21, 1989 Page 1 <br />