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Mr. Kelly said he was on the League of Oregon Cities Community Development Committee, which dealt <br />with land use, parks, housing, economic development, and air quality. He said the committee would meet <br />again on March 10, 2006, to consider whether there were legislative proposals or administrative changes the <br />league wanted to present to the 2007 legislature. He asked councilors and staff to forward any suggestions <br />to him before that meeting. <br /> <br />Mr. Poling wished the State of Oregon a happy birthday. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor appreciated City Manager Taylor’s willingness to discuss the MOU at the council’s February 15 <br />meeting. She asked why the City and the Police Department were involved in and pursuing the Perry <br />Patterson event. City Attorney Glenn Klein replied that a memorandum from the City Prosecutor would be <br />necessary as it was a separate office and he had no connection to it or information about the situation. <br /> <br />Mr. Pryor reported that the Enterprise Zone Committee conducted a public hearing and comments from <br />those attending were included in the council’s weekly packet. He said the committee would review the <br />comments, develop final amendments to the public benefit draft criteria and forward a recommendation to <br />the council soon. He said the Human Services Commission established a subcommittee to consider long- <br />term stable funding for human services and develop strategies to propose recommendations to the elected <br />bodies. <br /> <br />Mr. Papé commented that the Oregon Passenger Rail Committee had been disbanded and combined with the <br />Freight Rail Committee. He was concerned that only two or three of twelve members were involved with <br />passenger rail. He indicated that his first meeting with the McKenzie Watershed Council was very <br />informative with a presentation on dams and flood control from Jeff Ziller of the Oregon Department of Fish <br />and Wildlife. He said the River Road/Santa Clara transition team had excellent community input at a recent <br />meeting with Santa Clara residents. He felt that a joint work session with the Planning Commission was <br />premature until councilors had an opportunity to meet with their respective partners on the commission to <br />discuss opportunity siting. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon announced that the Active Bethel Citizens would meet on February 23, 2006, at 7 p.m. at <br />Kalapuya High School and invited Ward 6 residents to attend. <br /> <br /> <br />B. WORK SESSION: East Broadway Development Update <br /> <br />Mr. Klein said that the following motion postponed from the February 8, 2006, work session was already on <br />the table: <br /> <br />“Move to direct the City Manager to negotiate a land transaction between property <br />owned by the City and property owned by The Shedd Institute for the Arts, LLC <br />for the purpose of participating in the Whole Foods Development Project, and to <br />bring back final terms for council approval.” <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy commented that the project represented an opportunity to reinvigorate the downtown, prepare <br />for more downtown residents, and stimulate commercial activity at the east end of downtown. She said that <br />more parking capacity was needed at the east end of downtown, particularly with the new federal court- <br />house. She said the land swap would meet both the City’s and The Shedd’s need although the land could not <br />then be used in other ways and the need for open and green space had not been discussed. She was not <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council February 13, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />