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<br /> ----- - <br />e M -I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> Council Chambers and McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> October 22, 1990 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Emily Schue, Robert Bennett, Ruth Bascom, Shawn Boles, <br /> Freeman Holmer, Debra Ehrman, and Bobby Green. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Roger Rutan. <br /> The adjourned meeting of October 17, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was <br /> called to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> 1. EMERGENCY SHELTER ALTERNATIVE FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES <br /> Richie Weinman, Planning and Development Department, gave the staff <br /> presentation. He noted that last August, a group of homeless mothers <br /> proposed that the City set up and operate a campground for homeless families <br /> with children. On September 12, 1990, the City Council chose, as an <br /> alternative to the campground proposal, to request staff to return by <br />e mid-October with plans for a Winter 1990 shelter proposal that would include: <br /> 1) information on nighttime shelter provisions and daytime activity options; <br /> 2) a time line that would have the shelter available for use in November; 3) <br /> an estimated budget; 4) an explanation of how the proposal meets the goals <br /> cited in the "Moms" pro~osal; 5) a management plan; and 6) a list of <br /> community organization or agencies that would be involved in the project. In <br /> addition, the council requested that staff continue to work with the MOMS <br /> group and other community agencies in developing this proposal. <br /> Mr. Weinman provided an overview of the community's effort toward housing <br /> assistance for low-income families. He noted that the community is spending <br /> approximately $10 million annually on permanent housing assistance and an <br /> additional $1 million on other types of housing projects. <br /> Mr. Weinman said that in response to council direction, staff generated a <br /> list of alternatives for the council to consider that would allow it to <br /> address the issues of providing adequate winter shelter and daytime <br /> activities for homeless families with children. . Chosen for council <br /> consideration were the following options: 1) an enhanced County Shelter <br /> Service Package; 2) an Interfaith Emergency Shelter System/Daytime Access <br /> Center Demonstration Program; 3} a City-operated Emergency Shelter Facility; <br /> and 4) an expanded Motel Voucher Program. <br /> Mr. Weinman said that staff does not favor either the City-operated Emergency <br /> Shelter Facility or an expanded Motel Voucher Program, because of their <br />e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 22, 1990 Page 1 <br /> Dinner/Work Session <br />