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<br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Eugene Hilton, Studios B/C <br />66 East 6th Avenue <br /> <br />February 12, 1990 <br />5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: <br /> <br />Mayor Jeff Miller, Ruth Bascom, Rob Bennett, Shawn <br />Boles, Emily Schue, Freeman Holmer, Bobby Green, <br />Debra Ehrman. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: <br /> <br />Roger Rutan. <br /> <br />The February 12, 1990, joint work session of the Eugene City Council and the <br />Lane Transit District (LTD) Board was called to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff <br />Miller. <br /> <br />Members of the LTD Board introduced themselves. Those present included H. <br />Thomas Andersen, Herbert Herzberg, Thorn Montgomery, Keith Parks, Janet <br />Calvert, Peter Brandt, and Tammy Fitch. <br /> <br />Phyllis Loobey, lTO General Manager, presented information about the <br />"Partners in Transit" program. She indicated that one of the major goals of <br />this work session is to formulate a process whereby the council and the board <br />can work toward achieving an integrated transportation system. <br /> <br />Ms. Loobey provided an overview of LTD's function. LTD is a municipal <br />corporation whose board members are appointed by the governor to a four-year <br />term. The LTD Board is responsible for setting district policy. LTD is an <br />integral part of the Regional Transportation Planning Process and is <br />represented in TransPlan, a document which articulates the transportation <br />plan for the Eugene/Springfield metropolitan area. <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom asked if the structure of LTD is similar to that of municipal <br />corporations in other states. Ms. Loobey replied that LTD is similar to <br />districts in other states in that its board members are all appointed. The <br />principal differences among states has to do with whether the board is <br />appointed or elected, who makes this appointment, and whether the district <br />uses property tax, sales tax, or motor vehicle registration fees as its <br />primary funding source. <br /> <br />LTD is unique in that it uses payroll tax for financing its operation. <br />Responding to a question from Mr. Holmer, Ms. Loobey said that any employer <br />who pays Federal taxes is subject to the payroll tax, with the exception of <br />public employers and the self-employed. The current payroll tax rate as set <br />by the board is .49 percent; the statutory maximum is .6 percent. Although <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br />Dinner/Work Session <br /> <br />February 12, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />
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