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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 /> October 9, 2006 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Bonny Bettman, David Kelly, Andrea Ortiz (via <br />teleconference), Gary Papé, George Poling, Chris Pryor, Betty Taylor. <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 <br />COUNCIL AND CITY MANAGER <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy reported that she attended a biking and walking summit on October 7, 2006. She thanked Lee <br />Shoemaker and Rob Inerfeld for organizing the event, and acknowledged the work of Congressman Peter <br />Defazio and former Mayor Ruth Bascom for their presentations. She thanked everyone for attending the <br />event. <br /> <br /> <br />Mr. Papéarrived at 5:32 p.m. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy reported she attended the Gilham Elementary School Walk/Bike to School Day on October 4. <br />She said the most recent evolution at the Fifth Street Public Market was successful, and a good thing for <br />downtown Eugene. She said she contacted councilors Bettman, Pryor, and Taylor regarding whether the <br />Council Committee on Intergovernmental Relations should consider if the City Council should take a <br />position on some of the initiatives on the November ballot that would affect the City of Eugene. She felt the <br />City had a responsibility to take a position on Ballot Measure 39, Prohibits Public Body from Condemning <br />Private Real Property if Intends to Convey to Private Party, and Ballot Measure 48, Amends Constitution: <br />Limits Biennial Percentage Increase in State Spending to Percentage Increase in State Population, Plus <br />Inflation. <br /> <br />Ms. Taylor said the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency would meet October 10. She recently attended <br />the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Convention with Mayor Piercy and Mr. Papé. She said the presentation <br />by Brady Adams on homeownership for low- and moderate-income people was particularly informative. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelly said the Human Rights Commission scheduled a conference on October 20, at the University of <br />Oregon, entitled, Choice in Mental Health Care as a Human Right: A Vision of Recovery and Success. <br />He encouraged members of the public to attend. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy introduced Flo Alverge from the League of Women Voters. Ms. Alverge introduced a <br />Russian delegation comprised of women from various cities in Russia who worked with government <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—City Council October 9, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br />