CC Minutes - 11/08/06 Work Session
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CC Minutes - 11/08/06 Work Session
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Ms. Taylor indicated she would support the amendment but she did not agree that it needed to be in the <br />legislative document. She thought the document should be pared down so that anyone could pick it up and <br />see what legislation the City was supporting. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy called for the vote. The motion to amend the main motion, as amended by <br /> friendly amendments, passed unanimously, 7:0. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to restore on page 25 of the draft under the <br />“local Flexibility for Enterprise Zone” section in Recommendation 1, the word ‘additional.’ <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy explained that from her perspective the City was looking for additional opportunities for the <br />State to give the City more flexibility when it came to community standards. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor thought ‘flexibility’ spoke to the intent by itself. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman asked legal counsel if the word would make a difference. <br /> <br />City Attorney Jerry Lidz stated that the word ‘additional’ would imply that there was some local flexibility <br />and the City would like more flexibility. <br /> <br />The motion to amend passed, 6:1; Councilor Taylor voting in opposition. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to delete on page 29 of the draft, under <br />“Funding for Streets” Recommendation 1, Item “h,” the words “supports an elected Lane <br />Transit District (LTD) Board.” <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said while she may support an elected LTD Board, she could not support it in this document. <br />She felt this was unnecessarily disrespectful to a community partner and would be seen as cross- <br />jurisdictional interference that would not help local efforts on many fronts. She added that it would be <br />appropriate to address the issue if it came up during the legislative session. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly asserted that it would come up during the session given that State Senator Bill Morrisette brought <br />it up during the last legislative session. He said the City Council raised concerns in the past about the <br />appointment process. He did not believe it to be a “slap in the face” to the LTD Board. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman averred that there were “many issues” in the document that anticipated issues and were <br />proactive. She believed that given that LTD was eligible for transportation funds, its budget should be <br />approved by an elected body; that was democracy. She felt that in terms of how important transit was, the <br />board was making very important transit and resource decisions. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé concurred with the Mayor. He did not favor an elected board at this time. He said “if it ain’t <br />broke, don’t fix it.” He pointed out that the LTD Board was obviously a “heavy” volunteer position. He <br />felt it would be prohibitive to get good candidates to run district-wide for positions. <br /> <br />In response to a question from Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Walston clarified that her recommendation for the amend- <br />ment, if approved, was that it should be moved somewhere else in the document. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council November 8, 2006 Page 3 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />
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