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<br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> Council Chamber--City Hall <br /> July 10, 1989 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Ruth Bascom, Robert Bennett, Shawn Boles, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Bobby Green, Freeman Holmer, Roger Rutan. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Emily Schue. <br /> The regular meeting of the Eugene City Council was called to order by His <br /> Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> I. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> Mayor Miller said the public forum is an opportunity for citizens to express <br /> opinions and provide information to the council about issues that are not <br /> scheduled for council consideration. He said the council will not respond <br /> immediately to the concerns expressed in the public forum. <br />e Mary Ann Holser, 2620 Cresta De Ruta, spoke as a representative of the <br /> Rainbow Coalition on behalf of a proposal submitted by the Friends of lincoln <br /> School for rehabilitation and development of the Lincoln School building. <br /> Although this topic is scheduled for council consideration July 24, <br /> councilors agreed to hear Ms. Holser's comments. <br /> Ms. Holser said a community center in the Lincoln School building would <br /> replace the loss of a sense of community that resulted when the school was <br /> closed. She described livability and quality of life as essential elements <br /> of economic development and said the Friends of lincoln School proposal would <br /> improve the quality of life for the multi-ethnic community in that <br /> neighborhood. She added that the proposed development would help provide <br /> healthy recreational alternatives for young people. <br /> Verococha Starr, 1430 Willamette Street, spoke on behalf of homeless people <br /> and presented petitions to the council opposing the City ordinance <br /> prohibiting camping. Mr. Starr suggested temporarily designating a specific <br /> area of Alton Baker Park as a camping area and said this would allow homeless <br /> people to camp in dignity and peace while something is done to address the <br /> shortage of permanent housing in Eugene. <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council July 10, 1989 Page 1 <br />