02.24.20 City Council Meeting Minutes
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02.24.20 City Council Meeting Minutes
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2. Consent Calendar 1 <br />A. Approval of City Council Minutes <br />• January 21, 2020, Work Session <br />• January 21, 2020, Public Hearing <br />• January 27, 2020, Meeting <br />• February 18, 2020, Work Session <br />• February 18, 2020, Public Hearing <br />B. Approval of City Council Tentative Agenda <br />C. Adoption of An Ordinance Providing for Withdrawal of Annexed Properties from the <br />Following Special Districts: River Road Park & Recreation District; River Road Water District; <br />Santa Clara Rural Fire Protection District; Santa Clara Water District; and Willakenzie Rural <br />Fire Protection District. <br />D. Adoption of A Resolution Repealing Resolution No. 3993 Regarding the Abatement of Dutch <br />Elm Disease <br />MOTION AND VOTE: Councilor Semple, seconded by Councilor Yeh, moved to approve the <br />items on the Consent Calendar 1. PASSED 7:0. <br />3. Public Forum <br />1. Kimberly Gladen -asked how downtown businesses would be showcased in 2021 planning. <br />2. Jo Staniac - talked about the absence of adequate infrastructure in the Bethel neighborhood. <br />3. Kira Elliot - spoke on behalf of the period movement and providing free menstrual products. <br />4. Jarl Burg - talked about expectations put on the homeless, City Hall, and issues with renters. <br />S. Rowan - shared concerns about SG technology and ideas to slow down the installation process. <br />6. Tracy Justin Cook - shared ideas and solutions about homelessness. <br />7. Travis Johaness - shared his hopes for projects and development in the Bethel neighborhood. <br />8. Stefan Strek- proposed a new project to install a green and yellow brick road in Eugene. <br />9. Cassandra Miley - expressed concerns and made suggestions about LTD routes. <br />10. Kathryn Dunn - talked about the timeline for making decisions about short-term rentals. <br />11. Diane Behling - expressed concerns about air pollutants and health conditions in Bethel area. <br />12. David Piccioni - talked about living with other people and protesting. <br />13. Ed Farren - shared concerns about the Bethel neighborhood and desire for improvements. <br />14. Joshua Korn - talked about small cell facility regulation and deregulation. <br />15. Linda Sissen - said that regulating STRs was not an outcome of housing tools and strategies. <br />16. Violet Neal - talked about providing free menstrual products throughout the City. <br />Discussion <br />• Councilor Pryor - said he served on the Better Bethel Committee and creating partnerships <br />is fundamental in that work and moving forward; talked about developing a homeless <br />shelter, including a navigation center with support services and counseling; spoke about <br />City Hall, saying that the City is currently renting space from the County and it is not a long- <br />term solution; said the last communication the council received was that EWEB was asking <br />for $20 million to purchase their headquarters. <br />• Councilor Evans - thanked the individuals from Bethel who came to speak, because council <br />does not often hear their perspective; said it was important to hear from Bethel residents as <br />the council moves forward, particularly with regard to infrastructure and pollution; shared <br />concerns about streets being built in the area without bike lanes; thanked voters for <br />approving bonds that will allow for a sports park at Golden Gardens and improvements at <br />Echo Hollow pool, but noted there are other needs that have gone unaddressed for too long. <br />• Councilor Zelenka - addressed the myth that purchasing the EWEB building is less <br />expensive than constructing a new City Hall; encouraged people to read the Robertson <br />MINUTES - Eugene City Council February 24, 2020 Page 2 <br />Meeting <br />
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