<br />Eugene City Council
<br />Harris Hall, 125 East 8th Avenue
<br />Eugene, Oregon 97401
<br />January 21, 2020
<br />5:30 p.m.
<br />Councilors Present: Betty Taylor, Emily Semple, Alan Zelenka, Jennifer Yeh, Mike Clark, Greg
<br />Evans, Claire Syrett, Chris Pryor
<br />Mayor Vinis opened the January 22, 2020, work session of the Eugene City Council.
<br />1. Work Session and Possible Action: An Ordinance Concerning Accessory Dwellings; Replacing
<br />the Term "Secondary Dwelling' with "Accessory Dwelling' Throughout the Eugene Code
<br />1971; Making Additional Amendments to Sections 9.0500, 9.2010, 9.2011, 9.2740, 9.2741,
<br />9.2750, 9.2751, 9.2775, 9.3060, 9.3115, 9.3125, 9.3210, 9.3215, 9.3310, 9.3510, 9.3615,
<br />9.3625, 9.3810, 9.3811, 9.3815, 9.3910, 9.3915, 9.3970, 9.6410, and 9.8030 of that Code; and
<br />Addressing the Oregon Land Use Board Of Appeals' Remand of Ordinance Nos. 20594 And
<br />AIC Planning Director Alissa Hansen gave a summary of proposed changes to accessory dwelling
<br />unit regulations.
<br />Mayor Vinis recommended that council put the motion on the table before discussion; said she
<br />hopes that council lands on direction tonight so that the City is in compliance with state law,
<br />understanding that this is a shifting landscape.
<br />MOTION: Councilor Semple, seconded by Councilor Yeh, moved to adopt an Ordinance
<br />Concerning Accessory Dwellings; Replacing the Term "Secondary Dwelling" with
<br />"Accessory Dwelling" Throughout the Eugene Code 1971; Making Additional
<br />Amendments to Sections 9.0500, 9.2010, 9.2011, 9.2740, 9.2741, 9.2750, 9.2751,
<br />9.2775, 9.3060, 9.3115, 9.3125, 9.3210, 9.3215, 9.3310, 9.3510, 9.3615, 9.3625, 9.3810,
<br />9.3811, 9.3815, 9.3910, 9.3915, 9.3970, 9.6410, and 9.8030 of that Code; and
<br />Addressing the Oregon Land Use Board Of Appeals' Remand of Ordinance Nos. 20594
<br />And 20595.
<br />Mayor Vinis - said that her plan for the meeting was to start with councilors putting their
<br />specific motions on the table.
<br />Councilor Syrett - said she had planned to bring a motion to remove minimum lot sizes related to
<br />ADUs, but learned from staff that there are complicating factors in terms of related processes and
<br />asked staff to explain these complications; said that in the continuing work to comply with HB
<br />2001, council will need to revisit how density requirements are defined and she hoped to address
<br />equity issues then; talked about a constituent recommending a slight change to the interior
<br />setback height limits, expanding from 8 to 10 feet, that would have minimal exterior impact, but
<br />opens up interior design options.
<br />MINUTES - Eugene City Council January 21, 2020 Page 1
<br />Work Session