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<br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> October 1, 1990 <br /> 4:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Robert Bennett, Ruth Bascom, Shawn Boles, Roger Rutan, <br /> Freeman Holmer, Roger Rutan, Debra Ehrman, Bobby Green <br /> (after 4:55 p.m.). <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Emily Schue. <br /> The special meeting of October 1, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was called <br /> to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> I. WORK SESSION: LIBRARY AND DOWNTOWN REDESIGN BALLOT TIME LINES <br /> Mr. Gleason distributed copies of staff time lines for the library and <br /> downtown redesign ballot measures. He said that staff is requesting <br /> direction from the council on scheduling election dates for these two <br />e measures. <br /> When considering the proposed election time lines, Mr. Rutan said that the <br /> council's ability to effectively educate the community on these issues is <br /> paramount. It is also important to allow staff enough time to complete <br /> supporting documentation on the issues. With this in mind, Mr. Rutan said <br /> that the downtown redesign project could be postponed from a March election <br /> without a serious impact. <br /> Ms. Ehrman said that from her experience with library presentations, it <br /> appears that a majority of the community would favor a library on the Sears <br /> site. She also noted that the library project time line is on schedule and <br /> suggested that the library measure be placed on the March ballot. Ms. Ehrman <br /> pointed out that because of the increasing likelihood that the library will <br /> be located downtown, a vote on library siting should precede a vote on <br /> downtown redesign. <br /> Mr. Boles agreed with Ms. Ehrman that the library siting measure should be <br /> placed on the March ballot and suggested that the downtown redesign be <br /> targeted for a May election. He noted, however, that doing so would mean a <br /> delay in the council's goal for having action on downtown redesign in 1991. <br /> Responding to a question from Mayor Miller, Mr. Gleason said that a March <br /> vote on library siting would entail only feasibility design concepts for a <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 1, 1990 Page 1 <br />