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<br />M I NUT E S <br />EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br />May 6, 1974 <br /> <br />. <br /> <br />Adjourned meeting of the Common,Oouncil'ofthecity of Eugene, Oregon - adjourned from the <br />meeting held April~ 22,1974 - was called to order by His lbnor Mayor Lester E. Anderson at <br />7:30 p.m. on May 6, 1974 in the Council Chamber with the following Council members present: <br />Tom Williams, Wickes Beal, Beth Campbell, Gus Keller, Neil Murray, and Robert Wood. <br />Council members James Hershner and H. C. McDonald were absent. <br /> <br />I - <br /> <br />Request for Reconsideration - Rezoning property west of Highway 99N, south of Concord <br />east of Jacobs (Hansen Z 74-6) <br /> <br />Letter was received from Robert Moul ton, attorney representing Paul. Hansen, requesting <br />reconsideration of decision I denying rezoning of the property adjacent to lED development <br />west of Highway 99N. The request was brought at this time because Fasano requirements <br />preclude contact with Council members individually to ask initiation of reconsideration. <br />Reconsideration was requested because of the length of time before another petition can <br />be presented on this rezoning. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />Councilman Williams referred to his previous comments that denial of the zone chapge was <br />wrong in terms of best interest of the city but he_felt denial an obligation under Fasano <br />requirements. He said if there was any new information that would permit rezoning within <br />th e context of those requirements he would be supportive of the change. <br /> <br />Mr. Williams moved seconded by Mr. Keller that the Council reconsider the <br />rezoning question and that the request be placed on the' next committee-of- <br />the-whole agenda for consideration. <br /> <br />Councilwoman Beal felt there should be a review of the previous decision if new informa- <br />tion was available. Councilman Wood had no opposition to rescheduling the issue but asked <br />the basis for the motion and reasons for reconsideration. Councilman Williams explained <br />that in his mind there had not been adequate demonstration of public need for rezoning <br />the property Dor commercial uses. Without having seen the letter requesting reconsidera- <br />tion, he felt if there was new information which would demonstrate that need it should <br />be considered. Placing it on a committee-of-the-whole agenda would ,give the opportunity <br />for discussion. <br /> <br />Councilman Murray expressed no opposition to the motion but noted there was nothing to <br />support it. Mayor Anderson interpreted the motion as one which would allow further dis- <br />cussion to decide whether formal reconsideration should take place. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Councilwoman Campbell wondered whether the Planning Commission would have the .?ame informa- <br />tion that would be presented to the Council. Mayor Anderson replied that that also would <br />be brought out in full discussion of the request. <br /> <br />Vote was taken on the motion place the item on committee agenda. Motion <br />carried unanimously. <br /> <br />II - Public Hearings <br />A. Realignment of Ward Boundaries <br />jWard Boundaries - Continuation of Council Discussion of Realignment of Ward Boundaries <br />,and Increase in Number of Wards from 4 to 8 <br />,New suggested ward boundaries were presented in map form by Bill Sugaya of the Planning <br />iDepartment. Mrs. Campbell voiced satisfaction with the new map, saying most of the <br />problems have been resolved. Mr. Keller had no objections to the new plan. Mrs. Beal <br />ffelt the revised division was much better, although it still divided the University <br />:district down the middle. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />Mr. Murray moved seconded by Mr. Williams that the Council go on recor~ favoring <br />adoption of the ward boundary scheme and placing it on the agenda for May 6 for <br />,a public hearing. <br />I Mrs. Be:iil said "she" would be fo;'c~ri;; 'vo-t;-agiin-~t-.iti);Cause'=rt. Ci1.'Vid;;ii-the u~~ity~- <br />!Mrs. Campbell said that Mrs. Beal is now inheriting all of Amazon housing and,(aining , <br />ta tremendous number of students. Mrs. Beal added her ward would not, however, include <br />. the dorm students. Mr. Anderson said he feels the University and City are as one <br />community and that the residents of the city, whoever, are still residents regardle~s i <br />where they live. To attempt to form political blocks within the city would be' indeed'-'....\! <br />unfortunate. One problem in many cities is that populations have been polarized. The i <br />more students are assimilated into the community the better it is. Mrs. Beal thought <br />the new system was designed to make Council more responsive to a certain group and did,' <br />I not feel dividing the University accomplished that pu~pose. <br /> <br />, - <br /> <br />, "2..@=, <br /> <br />Comm <br />members present 4//24/74 <br />..------------fu b Hrn g <br /> <br />-.---.-.-.------- <br />5/6/74 - 1 <br /> <br />Vote was taken on the motion, which carried, all council <br />voting aye except Mrs. Bea~ voting no. <br />