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<br />e <br /> <br />sometimes took committees so long to process issues that the council had <br />forgotten the original intent of the committee by the time a report was <br />issued. <br /> <br />Mr. Rutan said the council did not have enough interaction with the Downtown <br />Commission and suggested councilors start an "adopt a Downtown Commissioner" <br />program. He further suggested 15 minutes of each council meeting be <br />dedicated to an update from a commission. <br /> <br />Mr. Rutan said the Council Committee on Economic Diversification (CCED) <br />should be disbanded because all economic development could be handled by the <br />council. Ms. Bascom said Mr. Rutan had not attended a CCED meeting in three <br />months and was, therefore, unaware that the committee was doing important <br />work. She said the committee had pursued a useful process, but that it was <br />possible the committee could be disbanded now that the special events issue <br />had been addressed. <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom said the council's agenda should include a work item related to <br />the environment, and that the community was ahead of the council on this <br />issue. <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer suggested that City representation on the Metropolitan Wastewater <br />Management Commission be delegated to staff. In addition, he said citizens <br />working on the Willakenzie Refinement Plan were not receiving enough staff <br />support. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Mr. Bennett said the CCED's work on special events had been good, but the <br />group could have been more task-oriented. He said the Tree Commission was <br />useful, but it had gone into issues beyond its work scope. <br /> <br />Mr. Rutan suggested the council use every third Monday night to review its <br />work plan. He said every councilor could take responsibility for a certain <br />area of the work plan, although no area would be exclusively assigned to just <br />one councilor. Ms. Schue said that who was assigned to which task would make <br />a great deal of difference politically. Mr. Rutan said two or more people <br />could represent each area. <br /> <br />Ms. Ehrman suggested the statute mandating representation for the lane <br />Regional Air Pollution Authority (LRAPA) be changed from the present <br />requirement that it be staffed by three City Councilors. <br /> <br />Mr. Miller suggested staff bring the council a list of goals and a work <br />program, and that the council begin working on committees at its next <br />available Monday meeting. Mr. Bennett said the council should begin to set <br />goals at this meeting. Mr. Holmer recommended that the Committee on <br />Committees work on the committee issue. <br /> <br />Mr. Boles said goals should be reviewed with staffing and budgeting in mind. <br />He suggested the council's annual goal-setting session be held in September, <br />at which time the council could review the citizen involvement survey. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br />Quarterly Process Session <br /> <br />April 23, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />
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