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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 13, 2006 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Betty Taylor, David Kelly, Gary Papé, Chris Pryor, <br />Andrea Ortiz, Bonny Bettman, George Poling. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting 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 />City Manager Dennis Taylor remarked that his attention had been so focused on developing a memorandum <br />of understanding (MOU) with McKenzie-Willamette Medical Clinic that did not have any subsidies or <br />incentives because it was not within the preferred area that he had erred in not bringing the MOU back to the <br />council for review. He noted that McKenzie-Willamette had a very tight timeline for submission of its <br />certificate of need review and pre-construction activities and asked the council to convene its February 15, <br />2006, work session 30 minutes earlier to address MOU and other hospital issues. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy determined there was consensus to meet at 11:30 a.m. instead of noon. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy related that she attended a birthday celebration for Bertha Holt at the elementary school <br />named for her, met with the City staff’s green ambassador group to discuss the Sustainable Business <br />Initiative, met with downtown business owners to discuss the Conner-Woolley redevelopment project and <br />participated in a number of community events. She said that the group selecting a facilitator for the West <br />Eugene Parkway process would meet to make a decision on February 18 and announced that the Asian <br />Celebration would occur on February 18-19. <br /> <br />Ms. Ortiz thanked Patricia Hadley for her service as a Trainsong neighborhood leader and invited people to <br />attend the neighborhood association meeting on February 15. She reported that she attended the National <br />Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) dinner and was pleased by the attendance of <br />other councilors and City staff. She said she walked on the new Bethel walking path, which was already <br />being well-used, and hoped to see a new pedestrian island on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2006. She reminded <br />people to check on their eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and take advantage of it, as funds went <br />unclaimed in 2005. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly remarked that the Planning Commission was developing an opportunity siting proposal for the <br />council and he hoped that a joint work session with the commission would be scheduled prior to development <br />of the City’s budget, as the proposals could have budgetary impacts. City Manager Taylor replied that he <br />would confer with Planning staff and a joint work session would be scheduled as soon as the commission <br />had a product. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council February 13, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />