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<br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />\ <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Special Meeting <br />McNutt Room, City Hall <br /> <br />February 15, 1984 <br />5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Brian Obie, Chair; Emily Schue, John Ball, Dick Hansen, <br />Freeman Holmer, Betty Smith, and Cynthia Wooten; Staff: <br />Pat Lynch, Council Administrator. <br /> <br />I. INTERVIEWS FOR APPOINTMENT TO CITY COUNCIL SEAT, WARD 3 <br /> <br />Councilor Obie opened the meeting. He said that Mayor Keller was unable to <br />attend because of a schedule conflict, but that he would review the recorded <br />discussion being taped by the minutes recorder. It is undetermined whether he <br />votes on this issue at this point, but if he does, Mayor Keller said he would <br />personally interview the candidates. <br /> <br />Debra Ehrman <br /> <br />To begin the interview, Mr. Obie introduced the councilors to Ms. Ehrman. He <br />then asked her to tell about her past experiences and interests in order to get <br />acquainted. <br /> <br />Ms. Ehrman said that she moved to Eugene in 1973 from San Jose, California. <br />She moved here to attend the University of Oregon, where she obtained an under- <br />graduate degree in political science in 1976. She worked full-time in accounting <br />work at the Eugene Hotel while attending college. In 1977, she attended the <br />University of Oregon Law School, and worked at various jobs during that time. <br />During her senior year in law school, Ms. Ehrman was Student Bar President, <br />which put her in contact with a variety of people and much committee work. She <br />graduated in 19~0, and passed the bar in July of the same year. <br /> <br />Her first jOb following graduation was with the Senate Insurance, Banking, and <br />Retirement Committee of the 1981 Oregon Legislative Assembly. FOllowing that, <br />Ms. Ehrman became a staff attorney with the Public Defender Services Office of <br />Lane County, where she is presently employed. <br /> <br />In speaking of her personal life, Ms. Ehrman characterized herself as an inde- <br />pendent individual, as typified by her having supported herself while attending <br />college. She has management and union experience through a job in San Jose in <br />the retail appliance business, and has worked at the U of 0 Business Office. <br />She felt that her past business experience would be an asset in the analysis of <br />the City's budget process. Her involvement in political campaigns at the State <br />and local level would be an asset in campaigning for the Ward 3 position. She <br />had worked with senior citizens while a student and more recently through Senior <br />Law Services at Legal Aid Services. She felt that her work in the Springfield <br />prosecutor's office would give her good government;contacts. <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />February 15, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />