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<br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> City Council Chambers <br /> October 24, 1983 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Emily Schue, Brian Obie, Richard Hansen, Freeman Holmer, <br /> John Ball, Betty Smith, and Cynthia Wooten. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Mark Lindberg <br /> Adjourned meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was called <br /> to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> I. PUBLIC HEARINGS <br /> A. Land Use Application Process Revisions (CA 83-1) (memo, ordinance, <br /> and background information distributed) <br /> City Manager Micheal Gleason introduced the agenda item. Gary Chenkin of the <br /> Planning Department presented the staff report. Mr. Chenkin reviewed the <br />e October 24 Planning Department memorandum, stating that the item had already <br /> been discussed at the joint meeting with the Planning Commission on October 19. <br /> For the benefit of the record, he stated that the revisions were the first <br /> product of the Coordinated Permit Counter Task Team and that the task team would <br /> be submitting to the council a progress report on other aspects of the permit <br /> process. Referring to the zone change procedures, he explained that the obliga- <br /> tory joint meeting with the Planning Commission would be deleted if the revisions <br /> were approved. He then reviewed the proposed process for zone change requests. <br /> He stated that appeals would be heard on the existing record and not on any <br /> new evidence presented. Mr. Chenkin stated that Tim Sercombe of the City <br /> Attorney's Office was present to answer any legal questions. Mr. Chenkin said <br /> that a letter from Bill Kloos, received on October 21, 1983, was added to the <br /> material distributed to the council. He stated that Mr. Kloos felt the Planning <br /> Commission had reversed its position on the parking variance approval criteria. <br /> Mr. Chenkin explained that the commission had not made a decision on the criteria <br /> until making its final recommendation on August 15, 1983. Mr. Chenkin suggested <br /> that the council hold the revisions over until November 16, 1983, for final action. <br /> In response to a request for more background on the parking variances, Mr. Chenkin <br /> stated that the six criteria for granting a variance were listed on the reverse <br /> side of the variance flow chart. He said staff had originally felt the last <br /> three criteria listed were sufficient for making a determination. He said that <br /> comments received from lone Pierron had caused staff to reconsider its position <br /> and finally decide to leave the ordinance as written--in other words, require <br /> all six criteria. Mr. Chenkin said that this would be a policy decision <br />e to be made by the council. <br /> The public hearing was opened. <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 24, 1983 Page 1 <br />