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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> e Eugene City Council <br /> City Council Chamber <br /> June 20, 1984 <br /> Noon <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Brian Obie, Cynthia Wooten, John Ball, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Richard Hansen, Freeman Holmer, Betty Smith. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Emily Schue. <br /> Adjourned meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was called <br /> to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> I. ITEMS FROM MAYOR & COUNCIL, APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AGENDA ADJUSTMENTS <br /> A. Appointments to State Boards and Commissions <br /> Councilor Ball stated that the council has been discussing the necessity of <br /> getting Eugene residents appointed to State boards and commissions relevant to <br /> the area. He stated that James O'Neill had recently been appointed by the <br /> Governor to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee with the help of State <br /> Representative Larry Campbell. <br /> e B. City Councilor Letter of Resignation <br /> Councilor Smith distributed and read to the City Council her letter of resigna- <br /> tion, dated June 20, 1984, to be effective August 1, 1984, to allow the council <br /> to appoint councilor-elect Ruth Bascom to fill the vacancy five months earlier <br /> than scheduled. She stated that she had previously shared with the council her <br /> decision not to seek re-election. She highlighted some of the major projects in <br /> which she had participated, including the Hult Center and the Sewage Treatment <br /> Plant. She stated that she will continue to be involved with the Visitors and <br /> Convention Bureau, stressing the importance of the room tax in support of that <br /> organization. She said the major activities planned for the summer in Eugene <br /> spoke highly of that organization and its efforts in developing the City as a <br /> destination point. Ms. Smith said she would continue to devote time to getting <br /> local residents involved in television. <br /> Mayor Keller said he spoke for the citizens of Eugene in thanking Ms. Smith for <br /> her efforts on the council during the past seven years. He stated that he <br /> understood and respected her decision to resign the council at this time. <br /> Councilor Obie said he echoed the Mayor's comments in expressing his appreciation <br /> of Ms. Smith's work on the council. He suggested that Ms. Smith be the official <br /> representative of the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission when the <br /> sewage treatment plant began its operation in September. He also asked her to <br /> join the council for its annual planning session in the fall and on <br /> January 7, 1985, so that she could be properly honored by the council. <br /> e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council June 20, 1984 Page 1 <br />