CC Minutes - 12/11/06 Work Session
City of Eugene
CC Minutes - 12/11/06 Work Session
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Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Oritz, moved to select the existing City Hall site for use in <br />schematic design. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé, seconded by Mr. Kelly, moved to substitute the butterfly lot for the existing City <br />Hall site. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman indicated support for the substitute motion. <br /> <br />Mr. Pryor said that there were civic amenities that could be provided in a full block that could not be <br />accommodated in a half block. He said the council was proposing to trade a full block for a half block and <br />to pay $10 million more for it. He did not think it was a good deal from that perspective, and the City would <br />have to do a lot of explaining as to why it was a good deal. <br /> <br />Ms. Bettman believed that if the council did not choose a site other than the existing City Hall site, the <br />public would criticize it for spending money on consultants to tell it to rebuild City Hall and put a police <br />station across the street on the basis of that was where the City started. She also thought the public would <br />criticize the council for spending money to move staff to temporary quarters. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé thought that some councilors were thinking a bond measure could be offered to the voters within <br />two years; he believed that realistically, the measure was further out in time given that there were other <br />things the voters were interested in, such as street repairs. He felt that within that time period, the City <br />could “find the art of the deal” with the County by offering it things the council had yet to think of. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen clarified that combining the Rock ‘N Rodeo/butterfly lot would result in a three-quarter block <br />site, with parking underneath. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy said she recently spoke to County Commissioner Bill Dwyer, and she thought it made sense <br />for the council to sit down with the board and discuss how the two bodies could help each other. <br /> <br />Speaking to public perception, Ms. Taylor noted that participants in the public forums had indicated a <br />strong preference for the Rock ‘N Rodeo/butterfly lot. She thought if the council decided to retain the <br />current site, it would give a bad impression. <br /> <br />Ms. Ortiz indicated that, although she would prefer the City Hall site, she would support the Rock ‘N <br />Rodeo/butterfly lot because of the input at the public forums. <br /> <br />The vote on the amendment to the motion was 5:3; Ms. Solomon, Mr. Poling, and Mr. Pyror <br />voting no. <br /> <br />The vote on the amended motion was 7:1; Ms. Solomon voting no. <br /> <br /> <br />C. WORK SESSION: An Ordinance Establishing a Real Property Value-Added Charge; <br /> <br />Adding Sections 2.100, 2.105, 2.110 and 2.115 to the Eugene Code, 1971; Amending Section 8.0005 of <br />that Code; and Adopting a Severability Clause <br /> <br />City Manager Taylor recommended that the council postpone action on such an ordinance and consider <br />forming a work group to “hammer out” the differences parties had about the subject. He also pointed out <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council December 11, 2006 Page 6 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />
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