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Mr. Kelly reported that the Region 2050 Policy Board had its final meeting and because the Eugene City <br />Council did not support the project it would not move forward as a comprehensive regional plan, although <br />several small cities would continue to coordinate and use the information generated by the project. He said <br />the policy board suggested to Lane Council of Governments that a working group of the smaller cities <br />should be convened to help move those efforts forward. He attended a November 3 breakfast sponsored by <br />the HIV Alliance, noting that it was a striking reality check and a reminder that HIV was still very much an <br />issue in the community. He said that Lane Transit District’s EX service would commence on January 14, <br />M <br />2007, and he had attended the unveiling of the new vehicles. He hoped it was the beginning of an extensive <br />bus rapid transit network. He reminded those interested in the current and future state of arts and culture in <br />the community that there was a public meeting on November 14 at 6 p.m. at the Hult Center. He com- <br />mended the new Wildish Theater in downtown Springfield as a major cultural asset for the area. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman also thanked voters for supporting the City’s ballot measures and her colleagues for putting <br />those measures on the ballot. She said she was hearing concerns that the City’s limit on the number of pets <br />per household was an obstacle to moving toward a no-kill policy. She requested a memorandum from City <br />staff describing whether the ordinance limitation had an impact and what response had been provided when <br />similar concerns were raised previously. She indicated she might request a work session on the issue. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman said she understood that once the minutes of a council meeting had been adopted, the DVD of <br />that meeting was only retained for a year and then destroyed. She was concerned because she continued to <br />find errors in the council’s minutes and hoped that the DVDs would be retained in perpetuity. <br /> <br />City Manager Taylor said he would research how streaming video and new technology might affect the <br />City’s archiving of council meetings and provide that information in a memorandum. <br /> <br />Mr. Pryor said there had been a presentation from the consultant on findings related to Human Service <br />Commission reorganization options. He said he would keep the council informed as the project moved <br />forward. He praised the Wildish Theater as a great addition to venues in the community that represented <br />cultural arts. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé commented that the ArtTrain exhibit was a Native American initiative and it changed his <br />perceptions about the nature of Native American art forms. He thanked the mayor for her one-on-one visit <br />to his ward and thanked council staff Lynda Rose and staff from the Planning Department for their <br />assistance with the event. He asked for a memorandum on the status of discussions with the 4J School <br />District regarding Civic Stadium. He said several members of the McKenzie Watershed Council expressed <br />concern about the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) decision to transport fish around the Trail <br />Bridge Reservoir instead of building a fish ladder. He reminded people to be careful of downed trees during <br />the winter and hoped the City would accelerate its downed tree removal program. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon said that the grand opening of housing for veterans was a wonderful event and she was <br />amazed at the partnerships and networks in Lane County to help homeless and low-income families find <br />decent, affordable housing. She was proud to be a part of that effort. She pointed out that St. Vincent de <br />Paul secured property for additional housing. <br /> <br />City Manager Taylor thanked the public for its patience during the leaf clean-up and commended the Public <br />Works Department for its efforts. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council November 13, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />