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Museum. He related that they discussed the establishment of an outreach gallery for the University of <br />Oregon. He thought this would be a bridge to the “town and gown” issue the town faced. He suggested the <br />County-owned “butterfly” parking lot location for a new City Hall site. <br /> <br />Jan Swanson <br />, 489 Covey Lane, stated that she had bought a home in the Quail Run neighborhood because <br />of the quality of construction. She wanted EWEB to take responsibility for the accident that occurred on <br />May 21 and replace and relocate all of the poles. <br /> <br />Carolyn Kranzler <br />, 2660 Cresta De Ruta, urged the City of Eugene and the council to take a proactive role <br />in the development of the city center as a comprehensive cultural center. She averred that adopting the <br />theme “arts and outdoors” was a first step. She said the next step would be to provide funds and the <br />direction to facilitate that development. She asked that the City retain the current City Hall complex as a <br />cultural center. She thought the building was well-suited for it. She envisioned a mixed-use facility with <br />arts-related retail, galleries, art schools, and live theater. She suggested that the Council Chamber could be <br />used for films, videos, and cultural presentations. She asked the council to imagine the surrounding plaza <br />as a sculpture garden. Noting she was an architect, she registered her objection to razing a serviceable <br />building. She asserted that the City had done this many times in the past. She objected strongly to the <br />expenditure of $500,000 “just to clear the site.” She also thought relocating city offices twice was a waste <br />of money. She echoed Mr. Stender’s recommendation that the “butterfly” lot be utilized for a new City <br />Hall site. <br /> <br />st <br />Lisa Arkin <br />, 436 West 21 Avenue, a member of the SBI Task Force, thanked Mayor Piercy for convening <br />the task force. She remarked that she had gone into the process with the idea that she knew a lot about <br />sustainability, given that she was the executive director of the Oregon Toxics Alliance, but the task force <br />experience had taught her how little she knew. She commended the work of Bob Doppelt and his interns <br />for the leadership they provided, especially given that there were 16 members. She related that she had <br />participated in a day-long retreat and had been paired with fellow member Rusty Rexius to explore the <br />concept of sustainable purchasing. She said they spent three hours talking about it and determined they <br />could “barely make the thinnest of recommendations” because of the vastness of the subject. She <br />recommended the City lead by looking into a process by which products with toxic elements could be <br />identified and by finding readily available alternatives. She hoped the council would take the task force’s <br />recommendation seriously and create a commission and an office for the future. <br /> <br />Pauline Hutson <br />, 1025 Taylor Street, said she watched the City Council discussion on the Jefferson- <br />Westside Neighborhood and had become concerned that there might be some misunderstandings about the <br />economic circumstances of some of the residents there. She wished to underscore that she and her partner <br />had lived in the neighborhood for five and a half years; they were a one-income family that could not afford <br />to move. Their vehicles were more than 20 years old and they could not afford to replace them. She said <br />the neighborhood featured diversity in households and economic backgrounds, with a mixture of renters, <br />homeowners, and landlords. She noted that she and her partner were active members of the Chambers Area <br />Families for Healthy Neighborhoods (CAFHN), which had a continuing interest in ensuring that the <br />neighborhood remained attractive and safe. She added that 40 percent of the residents in the CAFHN area <br />were renters. <br /> <br />Jozef Siekiel-Zdzienicki <br />, 1025 Taylor Street, did not believe bed and breakfasts were zoned correctly. He <br />stated that such a business could have up to five rooms to let but was not required to provide off - street <br />parking, though motels were required to do so. He said bed and breakfasts were 24-hour commercial <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council September 25, 2006 Page 4 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />