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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Regular Session <br />Council Chamber—City Hall <br /> <br /> January 23, 2006 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, David Kelly, Chris Pryor, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />Andrea Ortiz, Bonny Bettman. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: George Poling. <br /> <br /> <br />1. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy welcomed everyone to the City Council meeting and reviewed the rules of the Public Forum. <br /> <br />Joan Kleban <br />, 966 Jackson Street, owner of a retail store in the downtown area, said she felt excited that <br />there were new ideas and “new things happening” in regard to the downtown development proposed by <br />Connor and Woolley. The fact that such development would be under one ownership created some anxiety <br />for her, however. She thought the City should delve further into whether the developers would actually <br />provide housing, as opposed to parking lots that the City would help to fund. She said it could be vital to <br />provide some kind of funding for small business owners such as herself to have incentives to relocate in the <br />downtown area. She felt it was a wonderful idea to look at development in the downtown area and that a <br />good theater would be an asset. <br /> <br />Jan Wilson <br />, 1260 President Street, wished to speak about the City’s Web site. She said her work both as a <br />public interest advocate and a general citizen required her to access the City Web site frequently. She <br />stressed that she “almost never” was able to get what she wanted. She related that every time she visited the <br />Web site, her computer locked up. She stated that she visited many city, county, and state agency Web sites <br />in her work and did not have this experience with any of them. She explained that she would open a folder <br />and by the time she paged down two pages, the computer would lock up and error messages would appear. <br />She said once this happened she could not get back and would have to reboot the whole computer and start <br />over. She stated that the Table of Contents for the Land Use Code had every single section of the code <br />listed, but no matter which section a person would click on, they were given the entire 400 pages of Chapter <br />9. She found herself constantly calling staff. She related that she was part of the group that put together the <br />Oregon League of Conservation Voters score card. She said she completed the County’s score card in three <br />days, but because of extreme difficulty in accessing council minutes through the Web site she had been <br />forced to come to the Eugene City Recorder’s Office and review hard copies of the minutes, page by page. <br />She called the new system tedious. She acknowledged that the City spent a lot of money on the upgrade, and <br />asked the City to spend a little more to get it right. <br /> <br />John Dotson <br />, 2447 Canterbury Street, related that he and his wife felt that the River Road/Santa Clara <br />Task Force did not want them at the meetings. He said they attended several meetings at which the Open <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council January 23, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Regular Session <br /> <br />