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<br />e <br /> <br />B. To study how the City Council, Performing Arts Commission, Eugene Arts <br />Foundation and local arts groups should relate to each other and the <br />roles each should assume to effectively carry out the new financing <br />strategy. Target date: June 30 <br /> <br />Mayor Keller announced that the task force will hold a pubic heering on March 5 <br />at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber to listen to public input on these <br />issues. He stated that other meetings will be scheduled as necessary. He asked <br />that Mr. Obie chair the task force and Ms. Wooten serve as vice chair. <br /> <br />II. DISCUSSION OF PARTNERSHIP (background information distributed) <br /> <br />City Manager Micheal Gleason presented the staff report, briefly describing the <br />history and the relationship between the City of Eugene and the Private Industry <br />Council. He stated that he appreciated the work of Mr. Pryor and the other EPIC <br />members. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Chris Pryor, President of the EPIC, voiced his appreciation for those in atten- <br />dance. He said one of the reasons for the meeting was a discussion of the <br />partnership role that the EPIC has with the City Council. In achieving its <br />goal, he said the EPIC wants to maintain a close link with the council. He <br />reviewed the agenda for the meeting and, referring to the EPIC mememorandum of <br />February 24, 1984, to the City Council, stated that the matrix in the memorandum <br />described the responsibility and actions of the involved players: the City <br />Council, the EPIC, the EPIC President, and the Executive Committee of the EPIC. <br />He reviewed the matrix system which indicated the actions of the individual <br />players, stating that the matrix was being presented to the council and the EPIC <br />for their reaction and input. He noted that equal capacity was given to the <br />council whenever the full EPIC was given the capacity to act. He explained that <br />the EPIC was now a more autonomous partner with the City Council as opposed to <br />being an advisory group as in the past. <br /> <br />Ms. Hooten asked how the matrix served to provide the council with the informa- <br />tion necessary for the coordination of activities. Mr. Pryor stated that the <br />Employment Training Program is linked with economic development and that the <br />Eugene Development Department provides the staffing under the Job Center ~'anager <br />to operate that program. In addition, he stated that two members of the EPIC <br />serve on the City's BATeam. In response to another question by Ms. Wooten, Mr. <br />Pryor stated that job training priorities are based on economic development <br />projections and local/state employment estimates. He said the program attempts <br />to be market driven and to resond to the reaction from the community. Mr. Beyer <br />stated that the program operates on the economic development sphere at two <br />levels: attempting to target where the jobs will be, and training employees for <br />incoming as well as existing industries. He stated that the other member of the <br />Development Department staff often reference employment training as part of <br />their business contacts. Mr. Pryor commented that the program attempts to <br />anticipate the industries in order to attract industries into the area and to <br />provide a good environment for industry. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />~1INUTES--Eugene City Council/Private Industry Council <br />February 29, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />