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<br />e <br /> <br />passed Mr. Obie's letter on to Phyllis Loobey of Lane Transit District (LTD) <br />and said she felt that a discussion of the City's parking program would <br />provide an appropriate forum in which to raise creative commuting alterna- <br />tives. <br /> <br />Mr. Gleason asked for council direction regardin~ a proposal to address the <br />issue of transit funding by amending the supplemental budget. Ms. Bascom <br />said she felt that if council's goal is to encourage alternative modes of <br />transportation to the downtown area, consideration should also be given to <br />providing incentives to those who might bicycle or walk to work. She <br />recommended that the issue be referred to the Bicycle Committee. Ms. Ehrman <br />noted that, because bicycle and pedestrian commuting are more long-term <br />issues, it would be appropriate to solicit employee input prior to <br />establishing an incentive program. Mr. Boles agreed and said he felt that, <br />if City resources are to be used to encourage alternative transportation, a <br />means of assessing a subsidy program must be developed. <br /> <br />E. Use of Styrofoam <br /> <br />Ms. Ehrman reported that she talked with Mayor Morrisette of Springfield <br />about the possibility of pursuing a joint program to limit the use of <br />styrofoam. She noted that Portland's styrofoam ordinance was recently upheld <br />and requested that the council review a copy of the ordinance. The <br />councilors agreed that further consideration of the issue is warranted. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />F. Park Blocks Improvements <br /> <br />Ms. Ehrman requested that staff prOVide a drawing of what the completed park <br />blocks project will look like. Mr. Gleason clarified that the planned <br />improvements to the park do not constitute major design changes. He briefly <br />explained that the small fountains will be removed, the large fountain <br />rebuilt, electrical fixtures will be installed for the Saturday Market, <br />wheelchair ramps constructed, and landscaping work will be done. In response <br />to a question from Mr. Holmer, Mr. Gleason stated that the project is a <br />capital improvement allocation and is approximately $250,000 over budget. A <br />budget report will also be made available to the council. <br /> <br />G. Lane County Urban Youth Corps <br /> <br />Mr. Green announced that a press conference commencing the Lane County Urban <br />Youth Corps project would be held on February 15, 1990, at the Lane County <br />Courthouse and will be attended by mayors Miller and Morrisette. The program <br />will include a multilanguage exercise led by Mr. Green and the councilors <br />were encouraged to participate. <br /> <br />H. Hawthorne Bicycle Path Relocation <br /> <br />Mr. Green reported that a public hearing was conducted to solicit public <br />comments about a proposal to relocate the Hawthorne bicycle path. Councilors <br />Ehrman and Boles attended the meeting to facilitate discussion and offer <br />their expertise. Mr. Green informed council that his position in favor of <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />February 14, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br /> <br />& <br />