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Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to add on page 31 of the draft, under the <br />“Oregon Transportation Plan” section as Recommendation 3: “Continue to seed funds for <br />local transportation systems through the Connect Oregon projects.” <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said she talked with Governor Ted Kulongoski and he asked what Eugene would want from <br />the next phase of Connect Oregon. This was why she suggested the amendment. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly offered the following friendly amendment to rephrase the amendment, as follows: <br />“Continue to seek our fair share of funds for local transportation systems as available <br />in future through the Connect Oregon projects rounds.” <br /> <br />The maker of the motion accepted the friendly amendment, as did the second. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman stated she intended to oppose the amendment. She opined that if the Governor wanted more <br />money for transportation then he should look to raising the gas tax statewide and should look to counties to <br />implement a systems development charge (SDC) for transportation. She felt to borrow on future lottery <br />revenue assumed that Oregon would continue to be dependent on it and, if this assumption was to be made, <br />then Oregonians should assume that it would be available for education, too. She opposed the mechanism of <br />“putting youth in debt for something like this.” She reiterated her opposition to the project that had been <br />built with this source of funding in the previous year. <br /> <br />The motion to amend the main motion, as amended by Mr. Kelly’s friendly amendment, <br />passed 5:2; Ms. Taylor and Ms. Bettman voting in opposition. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to move to restore on pages 10-12 of the <br />draft, under the “Regional Partnerships” section, the language deleted on specific intergov- <br />ernmental partners. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said she brought this up because she believed the council needed to continue to recognize who <br />the City’s regional partners are and that, whenever possible, the council should support them. She indicated <br />she would be happy to accept the language revised by Ms. Bettman in that regard. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman offered the Revised Language to Proposed Deleted Language attachment as <br />a friendly amendment. <br /> <br />The maker and the second accepted the friendly amendment. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé wondered why Lane Community College had not been recognized as a partner. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly suggested that staff be directed to draft an appropriate paragraph. City Manager Taylor agreed <br />that it would be easy to develop parallel language if the motion passed. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé offered a friendly amendment to include Lane Community College in the language <br />referring to the City’s regional partners. <br /> <br />The maker and second accepted the friendly amendment. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council November 8, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />