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<br />. <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />i <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Council Chamber <br />Eugene, Oregon <br />May 8, 1972 <br /> <br />Regular meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon was, called to order by His <br />Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on May 8, 1972 in the Council Chamber with the . <br />following councilmen present: Mr. Mohr, Mrs. Beal, Messrs. Teague, McDonald, Williams, Hershner, <br />Mrs. Campbell, and Mr. Bradshaw. <br /> <br />I - International Co-operation Awards <br />Mayor Anderson commented on efforts of members of the International Co-operation Committee <br />in achieving contact with those from other countries in trying to reach the goal of world <br />peace. He recognized the efforts of those who are fostering good international relations <br />and welcoming people from other countries into this community. He presented awards to <br />foreign students at the University of Oregon chosen for r~cognition this year: <br /> <br />James Hsieh, Taiwan <br />Yiu-pong Wong, Hong Kong <br />John Shen, Hong Kong <br />Stephen Chung, Hong Kong <br />Simmy Leung, Hong Kong <br /> <br />Abo Amache, Egypt <br />Uwa Edonwonyi, Nigeria <br />Unyime Nseyo, Nigeria , <br />Christian Stehr, Germany <br />lain More, Scotland <br />Michael Black, Oregon <br /> <br />Mr. Anderson expressed appreciation for the students' contribution to the community, and to <br />the International Co-operation Committee members under the charimanship of Mrs. Dale Carson. <br /> <br />II - ITEMS CONSIDERED WITH ONE MOTION <br />Items previously discussed at committee meetings April 26, 1972 (Present: Mayor Anderson; <br />Councilmen Mohr, Beal, Williams, Hershner, Campbell, and Bradshaw) and May 3, 1972 (Present: <br />Mayor Anderson; Councilmen Mohr, Beal, Teague,' Williams, Hersher, Campbell, and Bradshaw). <br />Minutes of those committee meetings appear below printed in italics: <br /> <br />A. Proposed Auditorium/Convention Center - Don Derickson, vice president of the Associa- <br />tion, said a plan for an auditorium/convention center had been decided upon which <br />would fall within the guidelines given by the Council. The Association recommended <br />approval of "Plan A" and submission of a bond issue not to exceed $5.5 million to <br />the voters at the November 19'12 general election. <br /> <br />John Amundson, architect, distributed copies of a written summary of the proposed <br />plan to Council members and displayed contents of the c~nter with a graphic map. <br />The plan calls for acquisition of Eugene Renewal Agency property between 6th and <br />7th, Olive and Oak, at an estimated cost of $585,000. The first phase of the <br />project, which will utilize the block west of Willamette and retain the block east <br />of Willamette for parking to accommodate about 346 cars, envisions three levels <br />composed of Auditorium-concert hall, arena hall, meeting rooms, dressing rooms, <br />rehearsal hall, gallery, theatre restaurant. It encompasses 148,000 square feet <br />on the various levels at a to~ cost of $8,354,000. An overpass could be con- <br />structed spanning Wi11amette street at some future time offering the possibility <br />of developing the block east of Willamette with one- or two-level parking structure <br />with a convention pavilion. <br /> <br />Jack Jarvis, economic feasibility consultant, said of the four plans reviewed the <br />one presented was felt to be the best from financial viewpoint and use, including <br />employment generation. He said the center is expected to produce $47,000 annually <br />during the first six years and to generate 180 to 190 new jobs Mich would not be <br />generated through normal growth or duplicated through other types of activities. <br /> <br />Ed Ragozzino said the plan as presented meets the approval of the Auditorium <br />Association. It provides for parking which, on. a 4 to 1 ratio, would provide space <br />for about 1360 people almost on the site. It retains the quality of a commUnity <br />oriented center, provides for possible future expansion, ~d defines a realistic <br />funding plan - bond issue, Renewal Agency funds, Economic Development funds, and <br />private fund drive. Mr. Ragozzino said the Association and architects are ready <br />to go ahead within the budget contemplated upon the Council's approval of the <br />first phase. He said the Association has funds available to proceed with more <br />complete design and whatever is necessary to bring it to the public information <br />stage. <br /> <br />Mrs. Campbell questioned the figure for acquisition of the site, saying she <br />thought originally it would be about $1 million. Mr. Amundson replied that the <br />most recent estimate is the $585,000 figure. <br /> <br />Mrs. Beal asked if the jobs expected to be generated are in operation of the <br />facility, and whether rent-free rooms are contemplated for general community <br />Mr. Jarvis replied that there would be about 20 jobs directly connected with <br /> <br />use. <br />the <br /> <br />/;fj:' <br /> <br />5/8/72 - 1 <br />