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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 /> January 11, 2006 <br /> Noon <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Andrea Ortiz, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, <br />Bonny Bettman, George Poling, Chris Pyror. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br /> <br />A. WORK SESSION: River Road/Santa Clara Transition Project <br /> <br />City Manager Dennis Taylor introduced the item, saying the council would hear an update on the River <br />Road/Santa Clara Transition Project. He said that Assistant City Manager Jim Carlson had been leading <br />the City’s effort and was working with River Road Transition Manager David Reed, who was also present <br />at the meeting. <br /> <br />Assistant City Manager Carlson recalled the history of the City’s efforts to engage residents of the River <br />Road/Santa Clara area in a discussion of service delivery, the latest of which culminated in the selection of <br />David Reed and Associates to manage the transition effort and bring together expertise to facilitate <br />transition issues in the neighborhoods in question. <br /> <br />Assistant City Manager Carlson noted that the Agenda Item Summary (AIS) included a motion of continued <br />support for the transition effort. <br /> <br />Assistant City Manager Carlson discussed the funding sources being used for the transition effort, which <br />included residual bond proceeds from the River Road/Santa Clara sewer project. He reminded the council <br />that at its direction, the funding that had been allocated had been reduced in fiscal year 2006 to fund <br />newsletters for the neighborhood organizations in River Road and Santa Clara. The funding underwrote the <br />work of Mr. Reed and his firm, which was working with a task force of residents and the affected special <br />districts on the transition project. <br /> <br />Assistant City Manager Carlson commended the work being done by Mr. Reed and the transition team, <br />saying progress might seem slow but real progress was being made. <br /> <br />Mr. Reed introduced transition team members Julie Fisher, Paul Hoobyar, and Jim Rapp. <br /> <br />Mr. Reed emphasized that the transition team had heard no organized rejection of any aspects of the project <br />and there had been no ultimatums issued by the River Road/Santa Clara community. He believed the <br />direction being taken would result in positive outcomes. He acknowledged that not all were in agreement <br />with what had been accomplished or the priorities established. He did not expect universal satisfaction with <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council January 11, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />