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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 /> March 15, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />Bonny Bettman, George Poling, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORK SESSION: Downtown Update—East Broadway Development Projects <br /> <br />Assistant City Manager Jim Carlson, Planner Nan Laurence, and Glenn Klein of the City Attorney’s Office <br />were present for the item. Planning Director Susan Muir and Sue Cutsogeorge of Financial Services were <br />also available to answer questions. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon, seconded by Ms. Ortiz, moved to adopt Resolution 4862 granting an exemp- <br />tion from competitive selection requirements for a personal services contract relating to de- <br />veloper services and developer’s selection of a general contractor for construction of a pub- <br />lic parking facility; and approving findings related thereto. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé declared a conflict of interest due to his son’s employment with Gerding/Edlen, the developer for <br />the proposed project. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy called on the council for questions and comments. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor noted that she viewed a DVD of the public hearing of March 13, which she was unable to <br />attend. She expressed regret that she missed the hearing and that it had been scheduled at a time when she <br />was unable to attend. She protested the haste with which the hearing was set, which she said occurred to <br />meet to the needs of the developer rather than the citizens. She objected to taking action so soon after the <br />hearing, which did not give councilors time for reflection or to receive additional comments. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor believed the council was proceeding on false or unproven assumptions related to the need, <br />location, and timing of the parking garage. She believed the proposal precluded other alternatives, such as <br />providing support for the Farmers Market, for which the council voiced support in the past and which had <br />come up in testimony at the public hearing. <br /> <br />Ms. Laurence responded to questions asked by Ms. Bettman following the hearing. Regarding the question <br />of how much parking the new federal courthouse required, Ms. Laurence said that 240 people would be <br />work at the courthouse but only 70 spaces would be provided, most of them secured and not available to the <br />general public. It was anticipated that most of the courthouse employees would park in the garage. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council March 15, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />