CC Minutes - 10/11/06 Work Session
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CC Minutes - 10/11/06 Work Session
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Bob Doppelt, coordinator for the SBI Task Force, said the he hoped the resolution would let the business <br />community know that growing sustainable practices and adopting sustainable purchasing was a City <br />priority. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly thanked the task force for the work. He related that Rabbi Husbands-Hankin made global <br />warming the topic of his Yom Kippur sermon. He said there was an interfaith effort to educate people about <br />global warming nationwide entitled Interfaith Power and Light. He thought the SBI work was a good place <br />to start. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé asked if there was any idea what the cost of staff time for the commission would be. City <br />Manager Taylor replied that staff had come up with a ballpark estimate based on experience with other <br />commissions. He recalled that in the last budget cycle $100,000 had been set aside for Fiscal Year (FY) <br />2007 to implement the ideas that might come forward from the SBI Task Force. He said anything ongoing <br />would be something that the City would have to anticipate and consider as part of all of the other demands <br />on the budget. He added that he had asked City Attorney Glenn Klein to prepare an administrative order to <br />help move forward staffing an interim office wherein existing staff would work on temporary assignment to <br />provide support for moving the action plans and budget planning forward. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé wanted the City to lead by example. He added that he could feel comfortable with the second <br />staff-prepared motion as it moved to “consider” the recommendations of the report as a new council priority <br />rather than to use the word “make,” for instance. He said the SBI report would be in competition with other <br />“huge” demands on the community. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy commented that she wanted to encourage the support of businesses that produced sustainable <br />products and the support of any businesses that wished to take on sustainable business practices. She said <br />neither one determined a “perfection level” of sustainability. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé thought there should be more specificity in the language. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman asserted that the resolution did not seem different from the motion to accept the SBI report. <br />She wanted to see stronger language in the resolution, perhaps embracing the first three recommendations. <br /> <br />In response to a question from Ms. Bettman, Ms. Walston affirmed that the SBI Task Force had made <br />suggestions as to who would be on the commission. Ms. Bettman asked how the council would go about <br />making decisions about who would serve so that it would be in the ordinance. Ms. Walston replied that she <br />assumed the council would review the draft ordinance in a work session or at the actual public hearing and, <br />like other ordinances, the council could comment on it and make changes. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman asked if staff would pick options “out of a hat.” Ms. Walston responded that staff would <br />check the report and consult with members of the task force to get their ideas, not unlike the Police <br />Commission at its formation. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman was uncertain how to read the fifth staff-prepared motion, which sought to direct the City <br />Manager to prepare a budget proposal for the SBI recommendations. She asked if it meant the budget <br />proposal for implementing the full time equivalent (FTE) employee for staffing the commission plus the <br />meetings would come back within the City Manager’s proposed budget. She wanted clarification as to what <br />the motion indicated. City Manager Taylor replied that the motion ensured that a decision package would be <br />formulated that listed exactly what it would cost to create the capacity within the City organization. He <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council October 11, 2006 Page 3 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />
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