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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 /> February 27, 2006 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />George Poling, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br />COUNCILOR ABSENT: Bonny Bettman. <br /> <br /> <br />City Council President Jennifer Solomon announced that the Honorable Mayor Kitty Piercy was out of town <br />and proceeded to call the work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. Committee Reports and Items of Interest from Mayor, City Council and City Manager <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon reported that she attended the recent meeting of the Active Bethel Citizens. She noted that <br />Police Chief Robert Lehner spoke to the residents. <br /> <br />Ms. Ortiz announced that the annual pesticide spray would take place at the Union Pacific Railroad Yard on <br />February 28 and March 1 (date approximate). <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly reported on the February meeting of the Human Rights Commission (HRC). He said it discussed <br />issues related to homelessness, The Register-Guard birth announcement policy, and the letter from the Lane <br />Gender Task Force requesting that the commission not move the Gender Identity Code forward at this time. <br />Rather, it asked that a comprehensive educational plan be implemented. Mr. Kelly said a special meeting of <br />the HRC would be held on March 7 to discuss and act on the task force’s recommendation. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly then turned to the recent meeting of the Region 2050 Policy Board and reported that a preliminary <br />draft of the technical analyses and input from community meetings was presented. Mr. Kelly explained that <br />the draft would be forwarded to each jurisdiction and the Board of County Commissioners for review. City <br />Manager Taylor noted that the report would be presented to the City Council on April 19. Mr. Kelly <br />announced that the next meeting of the board would be April 26. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé? reported that he and Mayor Piercy attended the recent Fire Department’s Awards and Ceremony <br />Event and noted his pride in the Fire Department’s heroic works. He then turned to the Lane Council of <br />Government (LCOG) February meeting and reported that an economic expert suggested a regional needs <br />and issues inventory process ensue to set priorities for the area’s communities with regard to their special <br />government grant needs. However, he noted that Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County did not concur that <br />such a process was necessary, as the United Front was moving forward. Mr. Papé? said that the smaller <br />communities were interested in such a process and would provide a report to the larger jurisdictions <br />regarding its necessity. Assistant City Manager Jim Carlson noted that historically such a process was <br />handled through the development portion of Planning and Development. <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council February 27, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />