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Councilor Clark - talked about simplistic the airborne versus the droplet transmission <br />communication needed with the public, asked that the City Council be kept in the loop about <br />upcoming needs during the break. <br />Mayor Vinis - expressed appreciation for the communication Lane County Public Health has put <br />out and asked others to convey the same message. <br />Councilor Clark - spoke about the fear of citizens and wanting more communication. <br />2. WORK SESSION: Speed Limits on Residential Streets <br />Transportation Planning Engineer Chris Henry provided information about speed limits on <br />residential streets, including the Vision Zero policy framework, effect of speed in crashes, Senate <br />Bill 558, implementing speed limit change, 20 IS PLENTY community campaign, and next steps. <br />Council Discussion: <br />• Councilor Clark - asked about the timing of Vision Zero and state legislation; discussed Vision <br />Zero; talked about the use of travel lanes and turning lanes. <br />• Councilor Zelenka - asked about the downsides of the proposed speed reduction, asked what <br />the citation fee would be for speeding; expressed desire to move forward with limiting speeds <br />and promoting the 20 IS PLENTY campaign; talked about the speed fatality statistics; discussed <br />the new traffic calming improvements on 19th and how they have made a difference. <br />• Councilor Syrett - expressed desire to move forward with the plan; talked about Eugene Police <br />Traffic Enforcement Team and encouraged giving warnings to violators; supported education <br />efforts out in the communities; discussed the Safe Routes to School program, reengineering <br />sidewalks and bike paths, and animal safety in roadways. <br />• Councilor Yeh - talked about the Vision Zero initiative and changing behaviors to achieve safety <br />goals; expressed support for the changes. <br />• Councilor Semple - asked about specific streets affected by the speed limits; talked about <br />higher -volume streets such as Jefferson Street and other collectors. <br />• Councilor Clark - asked about traffic standard ratings and if speed limits have any effect on that <br />statistic; talked about north Eugene traffic issues; expressed concerns about the proposal to <br />open a WinCo in the old Shopl(o building and how traffic will be affected; expressed support for <br />the proposed motion. <br />MOTION AND VOTE: Councilor Semple, seconded by Councilor Yeh, moved to <br />direct the City Manager to set a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to designate <br />a speed limit that is five miles per hour lower than the statutory speed limit where <br />authorized by state statute. PASSED 5:0. <br />The meeting adjourned at 1:13 p.m. <br />Respectfully submitted, <br />,(ice .4vit't <br />Beth Forrest <br />City Recorder <br />(Recorded by Carolyn Dimick-Kronberger) <br />Link to the webcast of this City Council meeting here. <br />MINUTES - Eugene City Council March 11, 2020 Page 2 <br />Work Session <br />