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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />Virtual Meeting <br />Eugene, Oregon 97401 <br />June 8, 2020 <br />7:30 p.m. <br />Councilors Present: Emily Semple, Betty Taylor, Alan Zelenka, Jennifer Yeh, Mike Clark, Greg Evans, <br />Claire Syrett, Chris Pryor <br />Mayor Vinis opened the June 8, 2020, meeting of the Eugene City Council in a virtual format. <br />1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG <br />In honor of Flag Day on June 14, Mayor Vinis led the meeting participants in reciting the Pledge of <br />Allegiance to the Flag. <br />2. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST <br />Council Discussion <br />• Councilor Semple - expressed concern about the closure of homeless camps and encouraged <br />staff to be deliberate in identifying alternatives; noted the potential volatility of encounters <br />between the homeless and overwrought police personnel; asked that police officers stop <br />waking people up if they are simply sleeping. <br />3. CONSENT CALENDAR 1 <br />A. Approval of City Council Minutes <br />• May 13, 2020 Work Session <br />• May 18, 2020 Public Hearing <br />• May 26, 2020 Meeting <br />B. Approval of City Council Tentative Agenda <br />MOTION AND VOTE: Councilor Semple, seconded by Councilor Yeh, moved to approve the <br />items on the Consent Calendar 1. PASSED 8:0. <br />4. PUBLIC FORUM <br />1. James Manning - said the police response to protests has been terrifying; supported body cams. <br />2. Thomas Hiura - supported more funding for CAHOOTS; condemned the police response to protests. <br />3. Clare Haley - shared a story to highlight the unjust treatment of African Americans by the police. <br />4. Henry Luvert - supported more investment in police training with a focus on communication. <br />S. Tim Kovash - opposed the proposed ordinance to require licensing of short-term rentals. <br />6. Hallie Roberts - supported STAR Voting; supported reallocation of police budget. <br />7. Thiessen Freed - outlined list of demands for police reform and criticized the response to protests. <br />8. Megan Faulkner - shared personal experience with police tactics. <br />9. Holli Johannes - objected to characterization that Eugene already meets some of 8 Can't Wait criteria. <br />10. Kristina Lang - expressed concern that the STR ordinance requires licensing rather than registration. <br />11. Valerie Harris - noted that there is still no data to support contention that STRs are a problem. <br />12. Kathryn Dunn - supported use of existing long-term rental process for record -keeping. <br />13. Joshua Korn - spoke about the dangers of SG technology and illegal installation of equipment. <br />14. Reggie Haley - voiced frustration with handling of protests and eliminating homeless shelters. <br />MINUTES - Eugene City Council June 8, 2020 Page 1 <br />Meeting <br />