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In response to Ms. Bettman, Ms. Ing Crawford said the police consolidation costs reflected the cost of <br />construction of a separate building for patrol. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly commented while the cost information was useful, it should not be the primary driver in making a <br />decision. He appreciated the detail cost information presented. <br /> <br />Responding to a question from Mr. Papé, Mr. Penwell stated that staff was talking with Lane County about <br />replacement of 228 parking spaces currently accommodated at the butterfly parking lot. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said it would be helpful to have information to explain the costs to the public, noting there <br />was concern on the cost compared to the new federal courthouse. <br /> <br />Ms. Ing Crawford said the primary explanation for the perceived high cost was escalation, noting that <br />construction costs were at historic highs, rising at eight or nine percent annually, while steel and dry wall <br />costs were rising at even higher rates. <br /> <br />Mr. Penwell added that the proposed City Hall Complex included parking, which was not part of the federal <br />building. He further explained that Oregon building code contained seismic requirements for buildings <br />housing police services. <br /> <br />Ms. Ortiz questioned how much cheaper the construction costs would be if patrol was not located in the City <br />Hall complex. She added patrol needed to be out in the community rather than in downtown, and high rents <br />should not be paid for parking and locker rooms. <br /> <br />Mr. Penwell said the difference in costs was reflected in the “B” and “C” options. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to direct the City Manager to proceed with <br />planning for a new City Hall with police patrol separate from City Hall. <br /> <br />In response to Ms. Bettman, City Manager Taylor said locating patrol outside of the City Hall complex was <br />among the staff recommendations, but not the decision before the City Council today. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman supported having patrol functions included in City Hall. She said she would oppose moving <br />patrol out of City Hall, noting there were not enough compelling reasons to do so. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly said developments in the proposed options made him understand how patrol could function <br />efficiently outside of City Hall. He added that good police oversight would come from good management <br />from Chief Lehner, and work from the Civilian Review Board, Police Commission, and the Police Auditor. <br />Mr. Kelly said he heard concern from his constituents about including patrol in the building. He noted the <br />motion did not address where patrol would be located, other than outside of City Hall. <br /> <br />Responding to Ms. Solomon, City Manager Taylor said development of the bond measure language would <br />be a City Council decision. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon said a compelling case had been made for taking patrol outside of City Hall and she would <br />support that proposal. <br /> <br />MINUTES—City Council November 20, 2006 Page 3 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />