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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> June 26, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, Gary Papé, George <br />Poling, Chris Pryor, Betty Taylor. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: Andrea Ortiz. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />A. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM MAYOR, CITY <br />COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br />Ms. Piercy reported that last week she had attended the State Summit on Homelessness and distributed <br />materials to councilors. She said a meeting would be held with local service providers and advocates to <br />discuss new approaches to assisting the homeless population. She announced she would be attending a <br />Mayor’s Institute on City Design and looked forward to sharing information about Eugene and returning <br />with ideas from other communities. She noted that there would be an executive session during the regular <br />meeting, prior to the agenda item related to Measure 37. <br /> <br />Mr. Pryor said that a June 15 meeting of the Lane Metro Partnership focused a financial status report, <br />current activities and future fundraising and development plans. He said the Human Services Commission <br />adopted a budget on June 19 and met with the new Centro Latino Americano director, Jorge Navarro. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman commented that the meeting was the council’s first live webcast. She reported on her <br />attendance at a recent Hate Crimes Conference in Portland, which she said was very constructive and <br />educational but had far fewer participants than anticipated. She suggested that Eugene host the next <br />conference and said she would provide the council with a report summarizing the workshops she attended. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé said he attended a meeting recently at the Kaufmann Senior Center was amazed at the vitality and <br />activity. He felt the center was a good example of partnership between the City and a private nonprofit <br />organization. He said the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) Executive Committee heard a report at its <br />last meeting from Lane County Commissioner Bobby Green regarding the Metropolitan Policy Committee <br />(MPC). He said the LCOG board met last week and approved a letter expressing concern about the MPC <br />and lack of action on the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP). He raised the <br />question of whether the council should reconsider its resolution of May 24, 2006. He feared that if the MPC <br />was unable to reach resolution at its July 13, 2006, meeting LCOG might withdraw its delegation of <br />Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) authority to the MPC. He asked for direction from the council <br />on how to vote when the matter was considered by LCOG. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council June 26, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />