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<br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />Eugene City Council Quarterly Process Session <br />Black Angus Restaurant <br /> <br />April 23, 1990 <br />5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Shawn Boles, Emily Schue, Debra Ehrman, Roger Rutan, Rob <br />Bennett, Bobby Green, Freeman Holmer, Ruth Bascom. <br /> <br />The adjourned meeting of April 18, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was <br />called to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> <br />Councilors discussed the evening's agenda and agreed to identify three goals <br />to focus on for the next six months. Another objective chosen for the <br />evening was a review of all committees and commissions, and council <br />assignments to these bodies. <br /> <br />I. GENERAL DISCUSSION OF GOALS AND COMMITTEES <br /> <br />Mr. Miller referred to a list of 80 work load items staff had identified that <br />would corne before the council within the next six months. Ms. Schue said she <br />was concerned about financing so many work items. <br /> <br />Mr. Rutan said it was important in business to have three main goals in mind <br />at all times. He suggested this prioritization of goals would be helpful to <br />the council also. <br /> <br />Mr. Boles said the council needed a method for setting goals. He suggested <br />that staff present work item alternatives to the council. <br /> <br />Ms. Schue said the council initiated committees, such as the Tree Commission, <br />without knowing if it would be able to fund committee recommendations. She <br />suggested the council provide committees with clearer direction of their <br />purpose and council's expectations of them. Mr. Holmer said the council <br />should give committees a specific task, for which the council could take <br />leadership; such as a committee to choose a library site. He agreed with Mr. <br />Rutan that if the council had three main goals it would do a better job. <br /> <br />Mr. Green said councilors should give careful consideration to which <br />committees they could most effectively serve on and how many councilors were <br />needed on each. Mr. Boles said the council must be disciplined in deciding <br />whether a committee should be ad hoc or a standing committee. He said the <br />Human Rights Task Force had been meeting for a long time, and suggested the <br />council should attempt to create more short-term committees. He said it <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br />Quarterly Process Session <br /> <br />April 23, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />
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