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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Work Session <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> January 23, 2005 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Betty Taylor, David Kelly, Gary Papé, Bonny Bettman, <br />Andrea Ortiz, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: George Poling. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the January 23, 2006, work session of the Eugene City Council to <br />order. She announced that Mr. Poling was ill and unable to attend the meeting. <br /> <br /> <br />A. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM MAYOR, CITY <br />COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER <br /> <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy read a letter of season’s greetings for 2006 from the mayor of Eugene’s sister city, Jinju, <br />Korea. <br /> <br />Ms. Ortiz reported that the group on community standards for the enterprise zone had met and would review <br />how funds from the previous enterprise zone had been used to determine whether new funds could be better <br />used. She said she was working on the Bethel school board’s campaign for an operating levy. She said she <br />found the council’s recent process session helpful. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly reported on the Human Rights Commission’s recent meeting and annual retreat. He said the City <br />recently hired a new diversity consultant, Jason Mak, who was introduced at the meeting. He said part of <br />the meeting was spent on a discussion of outreach strategies for the new city hall complex that would reach <br />communities that might not typically participate, as well as what were important features for a new or <br />renovated city hall from the commission’s perspective. He said there was also a discussion of The Register- <br />Guard’s unwritten policy regarding printing the names of nonbiological parents in birth announcements <br />depending on whether the parents were the same sex. He said the commission voted unanimously to <br />consider the issue and reach out to The Register-Guard. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor announced that the Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority was changing its name to the Lane <br />Regional Air Protection Agency and had decided by a unanimous vote to hire its interim manager as the <br />regular manager. She asked if the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) project was still under a January 31 <br />deadline. City Manager Taylor replied that the January deadline was still in place and ORI was obtaining <br />appraisal information. He expected to receive an update shortly from ORI on its ability to put together <br />financing for the project. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council January 23, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />