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<br />Ms. Bettman disagreed. She believed that for this particular measure a council resolution was appropriate. <br />She likened Ballot Measure 48 to ballot measures 5, 47, and 50 from past elections, which she said were <br />measures aimed at “asphyxiating local governments.” <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly echoed Ms. Bettman’s comments. He said people who wish to reduce the services of government <br />should come forward and select the services they did not want anymore rather than taking such a broad <br />move. He noted that Ballot Measure 48 was similar to a measure passed in Colorado some years earlier; the <br />results of the ballot measure had been so devastating that the people of Colorado had since voted to put the <br />measure in abeyance. <br /> <br />The motion passed unanimously, 5:0. <br /> <br /> <br />B. WORK SESSION: <br /> <br /> Implementation Strategies for Sustainable Business Initiative <br /> <br />City Manager Taylor asked Council, Public, and Government Affairs Manager Mary Walston to introduce <br />the topic. <br /> <br />Ms. Walston stated that this was intended to be an initial conversation to start the implementation process of <br />the recommendations in the Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) report. She underscored that the report <br />contained broad ideas and admittedly lacked in detail. She said the work session would provide the council <br />with a chance to fill in the details. She related that at every meeting of the SBI Task Force the Mayor asked <br />what the City could do to support sustainable business, what it could do to encourage sustainable business <br />practices, and what the City could do to educate the public. To that end, six recommendations had been <br />prepared by staff for the council’s consideration. <br /> <br />Ms. Walston noted that Councilor Ortiz requested no action be taken in her absence. <br /> <br />Ms. Walston reviewed the recommendations, listed in the Agenda Item Summary (AIS): <br /> <br />? <br /> Reaffirm the commitment to sustainability through the adoption of a resolution; <br />? <br /> Accept the SBI report as a basis for future actions; <br />? <br /> Consider making the recommendations in the report a council priority action item in 2007; <br />? <br /> Prepare an ordinance to establish a sustainability commission as a standing committee advisory to <br />the council; <br />? <br /> Develop a budget package within the framework of the FY08 budget process <br />? <br /> Assign a staff person to more fully develop the ideas and recommendations. <br /> <br />Ms. Walston also noted that a draft resolution in support of the first SBI recommendation was in the packet <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy asked representatives of the SBI Task Force to speak about the proposed resolution. <br /> <br />Rusty Rexius, a member of the task force, stated that the goal of the process was for the council to take the <br />report and create a mechanism to “put it into play.” He acknowledged that it was not specific; it was <br />intended to be a framework. He felt the report was a great start. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council October 11, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />