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<br /> ,~ <br /> ~ <br />< - <br /> M I NUT E S <br />- City Council Dinner/Work Session <br /> Treehouse Restaurant, Eugene <br /> November 15, 1982 <br /> 5 p.m. <br /> PRESENT: Brian Obie, John Ball, Bill Hamel, Mark Lindberg, Gretchen Miller, <br /> Emily Schue, Betty Smith, Cynthia Wooten, City Councilors; Freeman <br /> Holmer, Councilor Elect; Jim McCoy, Anne Bennett, Tom Schott, Roger <br /> Newstadter, Richard Skeie, David Filer, Downtown Commission; Bob <br /> Fenstermacher, Philip Miller, Liz Caywood, Kathryn Cox, Nan Dixon, <br /> Mary Hudzikiewicz, Jim Ellison, Eugene Action Forum; Micheal Gleason, <br /> City Manager; Barb Bellamy, Elaine Stewart, Mike Tharp, John Porter, <br /> Pat Decker, Dave Whitlow, Pat Lynch, staff. <br /> Mr. Whitlow said the purpose of the meeting was to hear a report from the Eugene <br /> Action Forum and to review the work program of the Downtown Commission. <br /> I. EUGENE ACTION FORUM <br /> A. History <br /> Ms. Bellamy said the EAF began a few years ago as the Better Eugene Committee. <br /> They were a support group formed to pass the City budget. Since that time <br />e several members decided the city needs a support group on an ongoing basis to <br /> promote communication between the City of Eugene and its citizens. EAF members <br /> want ideas on ways to relate to the City Council and to facilitate communica- <br /> tion. Ms. Hudzikiewicz said EAF incorporated two years ago. The Skinner Butte <br /> cleanup, Franklin Boulevard cleanup, and a monthly series of public access TV <br /> shows on economic development have been past projects. <br /> B. Mission Statement <br /> Mr. Fenstermacher said that after review of the City's goals, a mission state- <br /> ment for the EAF was developed. It includes communication, public education, <br /> and civic projects. Ms. Cox said the committee wanted input on the working <br /> relationship between the committee and the city government and how the effort <br /> can be maximized. She said, regarding the first goal of communication, that <br /> two-way communication is needed between the citizens of Eugene and the City <br /> Council to exchange information on important issues. A city-wide forum meeting <br /> having a single subject focus or a town hall meeting like a call-in radio show, <br /> media appearances, or opinion surveys are activities to stimulate interest in <br /> city government. <br /> Ms. Cox listed activities for achieving the second goal of public education. <br /> Those include broadening promotion of City budget perspectives or other issues, <br /> including primarily budget matters, ballot measures, and citizen participation <br /> in the governmental process. <br />e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council November 15, 1982 Page 1 <br />