CC Minutes - 10/23/06 Meeting
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CC Minutes - 10/23/06 Meeting
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imaging system. He opined that the staff analysis itself “did not say anything.” He averred that the related <br />City policy listed as being the basis for the move was sustainable development and there was no analysis of <br />related factors such as what would be developed on either parcel with or without the exchange, the <br />environmental impact, or what the implications of the development of the parcel would be. He felt <br />exchanging the land on the basis of a sustainable development policy and without a “triple bottom line” <br />analysis seemed to be contrary to the essence of the policy. He said the real estate exchange “might be a <br />great thing,” but there was no way for a member of the public to understand this from the staff notes. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy closed the Public Forum and called for council comments. <br /> <br />Regarding Mr. Bryant’s issue, Councilor Kelly said anything done “going forward” would not have an <br />effect on his son’s current situation. He requested a memorandum on the potential regulation of towing <br />fees and, in particular, whether other Oregon jurisdictions had such regulation. <br /> <br />Councilor Kelly disputed Mr. Vishanoff’s assertion that the parcel under consideration for exchange was <br />“Franklin Park.” He pointed out that the Franklin Park parcel was to the east of the parcel the council was <br />considering. He stressed to Mr. Vishanoff that any material that came to the council went into its Thursday <br />packet and he had never seen anything get lost. He called it “an unreasonable burden on staff” to expect it <br />to pass out materials during the meeting. <br /> <br />Councilor Taylor agreed that towing fees could be regulated. She thought it was the City’s obligation to <br />protect its residents. She learned that there was no longer an obligation to notify a person whose vehicle <br />could be towed. She said at the very least notification should be required. She expressed concern that it <br />was the least affluent of Eugene’s citizens whose vehicles would be towed. <br /> <br />Councilor Bettman acknowledged that Mr. Vishanoff was a “frequent testifier” at City Council meetings <br />and expressed appreciation for the “great effort and considerable personal expense” he went to in order to <br />provide the council with copies of material and articles that would help the council see his point of view. <br /> <br />Councilor Papé asked if the City had a contract with one towing company or if there was some kind of <br />rotation. If it was the latter, he felt that competition would keep costs down unless the companies were <br />practicing “price fixing.” City Manager Taylor said he would get the facts for the council on the issue. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said while she appreciated Mr. Vishanoff’s effort, she would no longer allow information to <br />be circulated from the podium. She advised him to submit his packets of information ahead of time like all <br />other citizens were required to do. <br /> <br /> <br />2. CONSENT CALENDAR <br /> <br />A. Approval of City Council Minutes <br />- September 18, 2006, Process Session <br />- September 25, 2006, Work Session <br />- September 27, 2006, Work Session <br /> B. Approval of Tentative Working Agenda <br /> <br />Councilor Solomon, seconded by Councilor Ortiz, moved to approve the items on <br />the Consent Calendar. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council October 23, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />
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