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Mayor Piercy deemed the minutes corrections, without objection, approved. <br /> <br />Roll call vote, the motion to approve the Consent Calendar with the exception of <br />Item B and Item C passed, 8:0. <br /> <br />Regarding Item B, Councilor Bettman stated that the poll on her request for a work session on reconsidering <br />an income tax for education and dedicated to the classroom had four councilors requesting the work session <br />but it was not on the tentative agenda. She asked if that was an oversight. City Manager Taylor said that he <br />and Mayor Piercy had been trying to coordinate a meeting with representatives of the two school boards and <br />school districts as they had expressed interest in participating with the council. <br /> <br />Councilor Bettman said considerable background information on the funding mechanism was available as a <br />result of work done for the local option levy. She said the work session should be scheduled in accordance <br />with council procedures and school district representatives invited to attend; once council direction was <br />clear, there could be a strategizing session with the districts. City Manager Taylor said a date for the work <br />session would be set in January or February 2007 and stakeholders informed. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said the work session had not been scheduled because she and the city manager thought it <br />might be useful for the council to discuss funding approaches with the districts to better inform what was <br />brought to the council at the work session. <br /> <br />Councilor Kelly said he understood the desirability of collaborating with the education partners but was <br />bothered that the rule that a work session would be scheduled on the tentative agenda within a week of a <br />successful poll had not been followed. City Manager Taylor commented that the council had discussed the <br />concept of a workshop, which would be a more collaborative process involving stakeholders. He said that <br />was the approach he and Mayor Piercy had been taking but he would move to immediately schedule the <br />work session. <br /> <br />Councilor Bettman asked that she be kept informed in the future if there was a delay in scheduling a work <br />session. <br /> <br />Roll call vote; Consent Agenda Item B, approval of Tentative Working Agenda, <br />passed, 8:0. <br /> <br />Regarding Item C, Councilor Papé acknowledged that the City’s Historic Loan Program had done a good <br />job of ensuring that properties met the necessary historic criteria, but it was also important to determine if <br />the loan recipients were credit-worthy. He asked if there were specific rules for determining who could <br />qualify for a loan and the amount of the loan. His concern was with consistency of the City’s credit- worthy <br />standards. Historic Preservation Program manager Ken Guzowski said the loan program was consistent <br />with standards for loan applicants established by the Development Division. <br /> <br />Councilor Papé asked if the standards were in writing. Loan Analyst Amanda Nobel said an applicant’s <br />cash flow was analyzed to determine if there was a debt coverage ratio of 1.0 or higher. She said the <br />applicant’s credit report was reviewed and all financial information was compiled into a credit report to be <br />reviewed by an advisory committee that made the final decision. <br /> <br />Councilor Papé asked if one year the advisory committee could vote for someone with a certain standard and <br />in three years vote down someone with the same standard because of personnel changes. Ms. Nobel said she <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council November 27, 2006 Page 4 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />