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<br />e <br /> <br />D. Traffic Counts on Friendly Street <br /> <br />Mr. Boles stated that he recently received a call from a citizen concerned <br />with the placement of a stoplight on Friendly Street. He requested more <br />information from staff regarding traffic counts on Friendly Street between <br />18th and 29th avenues and information about the City's process for assessing <br />traffic demands on this street. <br /> <br />E. Global Cities <br /> <br />Mr. Boles noted that councilors recently received information regarding <br />membership in Global Cities and suggested that in light of the upcoming Earth <br />Week celebration and Eugene's reputation as an environmentally progressive <br />city, the council join this project. Membership price is $2,000 per year. <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer voiced concern that this membership would offer little real <br />benefit to the council. The council requested more information on this <br />membership before making a decision. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Mr. Boles moved, seconded by Ms. Bascom, that the City Council <br />endorse the Global Cities project and Earth Day and plan to <br />demonstrate this support by taking part in or sponsoring one <br />or more related activities within the community. The motion <br />carried, 6:0:1; with Councilors Boles, Bascom, Schue, <br />Bennett, Green, and Rutan voting in favor and Councilor <br />Holmer abstaining on that grounds that this is an <br />inappropriate move for the council. <br /> <br />F. <br /> <br />Earth Day <br /> <br />Ms. Schue reminded councilors of their recent commitment to actively promote <br />Earth Day within the community. At Ms. Schue's request, Barbara Bellamy, <br />City Manager's Office, suggested ways in which the council might participate <br />in the Earth Day celebration, including participation in the April 26 <br />celebration in Alton Baker Park or public recognition of those community <br />groups working on Earth Day projects. Mr. Holmer suggested that the council <br />participate in a way which will actually advance the cause of Earth Day. <br />Councilors agreed to participate in Earth Dayan an individual basis. <br /> <br />G. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom observed that the council recently received a memo from the <br />Cultural Affairs Commission requesting that the council support the NEA <br />without any restrictions on its granting policies. Acknowledging that the <br />wording is overly broad, she expressed support for the general tenor of this <br />request and suggested that the council send a letter to the NEA conveying <br />this support. The council supported Ms. Bascom's suggestion. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />April 11, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />