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<br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> <br />February 14, 1990 <br />11:30 a.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Ruth Bascom, Roger Rutan, Debra Ehrman, Bobby Green, <br />Freeman Holmer, Shawn Boles. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: Robert Bennett, Emily Schue. <br /> <br />The adjourned meeting of February 12, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was <br />called to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> <br />I. ITEMS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR, AND CITY MANAGER <br /> <br />A. Recycled Paper <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom voiced support for a proposal made by David Biedermann to expand <br />the City.s use of recycled paper products. Although the cost of recycled <br />paper is slightly higher than new paper, she said she felt the difference <br />would be justified by the reduced strain on the City's landfill facility. <br />Mr. Gleason acknowledged the council's interest in adopting environmentally- <br />sensitive purchasing procedures and suggested that the City proceed to <br />implement the proposal. If any problems are encountered or higher costs <br />incurred, the issue will be brought back to the council for further <br />discussion. Ms. Bascom noted that Goodwill Industries has initiated a <br />plastics recycling program and said the City should move in the same <br />direction. <br /> <br />B. Hult Center Volunteers <br /> <br />Ms. Bascom directed council attention to a memo from PARCS regarding the <br />enormous contributions by volunteer staff to Hult Center operations. She <br />recommended that the City Council draft a letter in support of and in <br />appreciation for the volunteers' efforts. Ms. Bascom also suggested that the <br />Eugene Ballet Company receive some form of recognition from the council for <br />providing good outreach to other communities and cities. <br /> <br />C. Commuting Alternatives <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer drew council attention to a letter from Brian Obie in which he <br />raised the issue of subsidizing bus fares for City employees as a means to <br />mitigate parking problems in the downtown area. He requested that staff <br />prepare a feasibility analysis of the proposal. Ms. Ehrman reported that she <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />February 14, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br /> <br />J',.'-- <br />