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<br />6. Inspire civic pride <br />7. Maximize the use of City Hall public spaces by the public and their access to government and its <br />representatives <br />8. Strive for simplicity <br />9. Plan for the future <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen noted the points of agreement among councilors voiced at a previous workshop: 1) the project <br />should incorporate meaningful, sustainable design goals; 2) the project should accommodate growth over a <br />25-30 year period; 3) departments should be consolidated to the greatest practical extent; 4) the Downtown <br />Plan should be consulted; 5) some public amenities should be included; 6) there should be public parking <br />within a few blocks and access to public transportation; and 7) the council should consider sites other than <br />the current city hall site. He further noted less than unanimous agreement among councilors that the current <br />site was the appropriate location for a new city hall and that the existing city hall should likely be replaced. <br />There was no unanimity about the question of whether the project should support the Great Street concept, <br />co-location of non-city hall functions, and whether police patrol functions should be part of a consolidated <br />city hall. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen noted the council’s interest in having public input on the inclusion of non-city hall functions, the <br />criteria for site selection and ultimately the chosen site, the inclusion of police patrol in a consolidated <br />model, and whether the current structure should be renovated, expanded, or replaced. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen provided an overview of the problems that led to the study, which included dispersed services, <br />energy consumption, security and safety issues. With regard to seismic safety, Mr. Cohen said that when <br />the current building was designed in the 1960s, it met the codes of that time. Since that time, scientists <br />believed the area was likely to experience a much larger earthquake and codes had been adjusted accord- <br />ingly. If the council chose to remodel the existing building, Mr. Cohen emphasized the consultants would be <br />able to deal with the earthquake and seismic issues in the most cost-effective way possible, relative to other <br />program goals for the project. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon arrived. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen discussed the issue of civic presence and connectivity, saying the council needed to ask itself <br />what facilities that represent municipal government should be, and what level of civic presence and <br />connection should they provide. <br /> <br />2. Preliminary Space Needs <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen reviewed the methodology used by the consultants to arrive at a picture of how government was <br />conducted in Eugene. A report would be produced that was based on demonstrated need, efficiencies, and <br />precedents established by other municipal government projects. The report would also discuss growth <br />needs. <br /> <br />Mr. Cohen shared a bubble diagram showing preliminary City space needs by program area that reflected <br />desired relationships in a new facility. He said that parking needs had not been fully considered much to this <br />point but at least 200 spaces were needed. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council March 8, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Work Shop <br /> <br />