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<br />Ms. Seese Green said that the WCC did not oppose infill or density but wanted it done in a way that fit in <br />with the neighborhood. The WCC supported infill compatibility standards. She said that the WCC did not <br />appreciate being accused by a City staff person of having a NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) attitude as <br />recently occurred at a general meeting. She did not believe that the WCC had done anything to give that <br />indication, and she did not think it was right for a City staff person to give that impression. <br /> <br />Tom Slocum <br />, 1950 Grand Drive, was opposed to the ordinance. He said that anyone who got property <br />rezoned for an increase in value paid more in taxes on the property in question. They would develop the <br />property and the City would receive increased revenues. He said the ordinance, if passed, would slow <br />development to the point where the City would have further trouble paying its bills. He also anticipated that <br />the City would encounter problems with areas such as Santa Clara, which if annexed would increase in <br />value. The ordinance would preclude future annexations and residents of those areas would take advantage <br />of the City services they could get without paying for them. Mr. Slocum suggested that 1000 Friends of <br />Oregon think about the issue again as he believed the community’s failure to increase its UGB and the type <br />of development the City required, which was not necessarily what people wanted, was resulting in the <br />growth of satellite communities. Those who yelled most about sprawl were watching it happen right now. <br />Mr. Slocum said that Eugene was the principle architect of that sprawl. If the ordinance passed, he believed <br />that there would be more people wanting to move out to all the subdivisions that would be created outside <br />the UGB in the county. <br /> <br />Tom Hafferty <br />, 4510 Manzanita Street, thought Oregon’s land use system was a visionary one that had <br />avoided what he considered to be undesirable development in other places. He acknowledged the impetus <br />behind Ballot Measure 37 and noted other communities were merely waiving their rules instead of paying <br />compensation. He applauded the council’s desire to not give in to whatever changes people wanted to make <br />to their private property but to actually step up and pay those owners compensation. He acknowledged that <br />it would cost money to keep Eugene more livable but he thought the ordinance was an innovative way to do <br />so. Developers would pay a one-time cost and he thought that was appropriate. <br /> <br />There being no other requests to speak, Mayor Piercy closed the oral portion of the public hearing. <br /> <br />Councilor Papé, seconded by Councilor Solomon, moved to leave the record open until 5:30 <br />p.m. on October 30. Roll call vote; the motion passed unanimously, 8:0. <br /> <br />Councilor Ortiz thanked all those who spoke. She asked what time those wishing to provide written <br />information to the council should do that. Mayor Piercy suggested that it be provided at the time when <br />people signed up to speak. Council Coordinator Lynda Rose said that she could get any materials provided <br />to her earlier in the day of the meeting to the City Council that same day, and information submitted at <br />public hearings was provided to the council in its Thursday packet. She emphasized the need for staff to <br />receive such materials so it could keep the public record accurately. Mr. Klein added that any testimony <br />related to a land use proceeding should be provided to staff for distribution to the council as part of the <br />official record. <br /> <br />Councilor Ortiz encouraged those submitting such information to submit it before the meeting. <br /> <br />Responding to a question from Councilor Poling, Mr. Klein clarified that property owners affected by an <br />action of the City Council would not be required to pay for the increase in value until he or she applied for <br />an “upzoning.” Councilor Poling asked if the property owner paid the value of the property at the time the <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council October 16, 2006 Page 4 <br /> Public Hearing <br /> <br />