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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> e Eugene City Council <br /> Quarterly Dinner Session <br /> Treehouse Restaurant <br /> June 18, 1984 <br /> 6 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Brian Obie, Cynthia Wooten, John Ball, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Richard Hansen, Freeman Holmer. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Emily Schue, Betty Smith. <br /> The meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was called <br /> to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> I. REVIEW OF AGENDA <br /> The City Council briefly discussed the meeting agenda, particularly Councilor <br /> Obie's Metropolitan Economic Development Effort. Councilor Wooten suggested <br /> that an entire day be spent at the Council Goals Session discussing that <br /> issue. Mayor Keller said he preferred an earlier meeting date. Tentative <br /> - dates were then discussed by the council. Councilor Hansen said he wished to <br /> know Mr. Obie's position on the issue before the council discussed the <br /> item further. Councilor Wooten suggested a July date as an alternative <br /> meeting time; she directed staff to determine a Monday or Wednesday evening <br /> in July for a meeting from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. so that discussion could be con- <br /> tinued at the Council Goals Session if necessary. Mayor Keller directed <br /> staff to schedule the Goals Session for September. <br /> II. TOPICS <br /> A. Metropolitan Economic Development Effort <br /> Councilor Obie stated that the community's current economic development efforts <br /> were not fruitful, stating that the City had no real metropolitan strategy for <br /> recruiting businesses or for business assistance, resulting in the City losing <br /> numerous opportunities. He suggested that a metropolitan entity be formed <br /> to handle the economic development planning responsibility, possibly a joint <br /> public/private venture funded by the private sector with representatives from <br /> the various community players. <br /> Councilor Wooten said she shared Mr. Hansen's comment that the council should <br /> not proceed until the issue was clarified. She stated that any meetings or <br /> structure of such an entity should be inclusionary. Mr. Obie responded that the <br /> present situation points out the need for development areas. He said the City <br /> .e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council June 18, 1984 Page 1 <br />