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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Regular Meeting <br />Council Chamber—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> January 9, 2005 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: George Poling, Jennifer Solomon, Betty Taylor, David Kelly, Gary Papé, <br />Bonny Bettman, Andrea Ortiz, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the January 9, 2006, regular meeting of the Eugene City Council to <br />order. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy recognized Councilor Taylor. Councilor Taylor requested permission to change her vote on <br />the earlier motion taken at the work session directing the City Manager to proceed with planning on a <br />downtown development plan; councilors unanimously indicated by head nods that Councilor Taylor had <br />their permission to change her vote. <br /> <br /> <br />1. ELECTION OF OFFICERS <br /> <br />Councilor Poling, seconded by Councilor Papé, moved to elect Councilor Solomon as <br />President of the Eugene City Council for 2006. Roll call vote; the motion passed unani- <br />mously, 8:0. <br /> <br />Councilor Poling, seconded by Councilor Solomon, moved to elect Councilor Ortiz as Vice <br />President of the Eugene City Council for 2006. Roll call vote; the motion passed unani- <br />mously, 8:0. <br /> <br /> <br />2. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy reviewed the rules of the Public Forum. <br /> <br />Mark Rabinowitz <br />, PO Box 5122, Eugene, offered the council what he termed a “haiku” regarding his view <br />of current events in Eugene. His “haiku” questioned the need for the West Eugene Parkway, questioned the <br />justification for Bus Rapid Transit, questioned the location of the local hospitals, questioned the mayor’s <br />sustainable business initiative, questioned tax breaks for large developers, questioned Eugene’s reputation as <br />an environmentally friendly town, questioned the use of eminent domain in downtown, suggested intersection <br />th <br />improvements on West 11 Avenue, called for a central hospital location, called for the elimination of <br />billboards, called for the end of shopping at Wal-Mart, called for locally grown foods and community <br />gardens, and called for support of local food stores. He urged the council to vote no on transnational <br />subsidies and to work to build a farmers market on Broadway. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council January 9, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />