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<br />e <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />of Earth Week. She said the council IS support <br />taken by the City by ordinance and principle. <br />of Oregon and Lane Community College will host <br />Annual Earth Week. <br /> <br />would reaffirm the position <br />She added that the University <br />events to celebrate the 14th <br /> <br />Ms. Wooten moved, seconded by Mr. Obie, to adopt the state- <br />ment concerning Earth Week as presented. The motion carried <br />unanimously, 8:0. <br /> <br />Mr. Ball announced that he would present a slide show on the Oregon desert as <br />part of the Universityls activities. <br /> <br />D. City Council Financial Planning Committee Meeting <br /> <br />Councilor Obie stated that he will be traveling with Richard Hersch of the <br />University of Oregon to Portland to meet with a series of venture capital <br />firms in attempt to encourage such development in the Eugene area. He stated <br />that he has asked staff to provide him a briefing on the council's Financial <br />Planning Committee and has asked Roger Rutan to attend the council meeting. <br /> <br />E. Eugene Representation on State Boards and Commissions <br /> <br />In response to a question on the Economic Development Commission meeting the <br />previous day, Mr. Obie stated that he had presented testimony as a private <br />citizen. He said much of the testimony presented reflected the disappointment <br />with the barriers to industry or the lack of facilitative economic development <br />at the state level. He said he reinforced the comments addressing the trend <br />in higher education and encouraged the commission to relay these basic concerns <br />to the Governor. Ms. Wooten expressed the concern with the lack of representa- <br />tion from the Eugene area on the State Board of Tourism and the Economic <br />Development Commission. She recommended that a letter be sent to Governor <br />Atiyeh requesting that he seek applicants from the City of Eugene to fill any <br />vacancies on that board and commission. Mr. Obie agreed, stating that Ted <br />Baker of Oregon Pacific had focused on that issue during the commission meeting. <br />He said the commission had agreed to convey that thought to the Governor, to the <br />extent of recommending that the size of the commission and board be expanded to <br />allow that representation. He felt that a letter in follow-up would be appro- <br />priate. He also voiced his disappointment with a film produced by the Oregon <br />State Department which focused on Portland rather than being representative of <br />the entire state. Ms. Wooten requested that a letter to the Governor be drafted <br />to focus his attention on the need for representation by Eugene on the board and <br />commission mentioned. She asked Jody Miller of Intergovernmental Relations to <br />survey other relevant boards and commissions to determine the level of Eugene <br />representation. Ms. Schue said she shared the concerns, stating that she had <br />attended a meeting of the State Board of Tourism in Ashland. She said Doug <br />Eveleth and Mike Hartnett had requested $30,000 in support of the Olympic <br />Scientific Congress but Eugene did not receive any funding. Mayor Keller <br />agreed, stating that the expectations from the Tourism Council were high six <br />months ago but had recently been reversed. He stated that he had received a <br />phone call from the Tourism Council in which he was informed that any expendi- <br />tures were best spent outside the state. He commented that failure of the State <br />to support the international conventions in Eugene would negatively impact the <br />State. <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />April 11, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />