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<br /> M I NUT E S <br />- Eugene City Counci1--Dinner/Work Session <br /> Studio B, C--Eugene Hilton <br /> October 14, 1985 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> PRESENT: Cynthia Wooten, Richard Hansen, Jeff Miller, Debra Ehrman, Freeman <br /> Holmer, Emily Schue, Roger Rutan, councilors; City Manager Mike <br /> Gleason, Assistant City Manager Dave Whitlow, ASD Director Gary <br /> Long, Public Information Director Barb Bellamy, Finance Director <br /> Warren Wong; Elaine Stewart, Scott Lue11 , Eric Jungjohann, Jim <br /> McCoy, EDD; Dean Owens, Ann Bennett; Jim Boyd, The Register-Guard; <br /> Tracy Berry, KEZI. <br /> Ms. Wooten opened the meeting and reviewed the agenda items. She asked <br /> members to hold questions until after the presentations. <br /> I. PARKING PROGRAM <br /> A. Presentation <br />e Ms. Stewart described the packet of background information distributed to <br /> councilors and to the Downtown Commission. She sai d a copy of the Downtown <br /> Plan implementation priorities also would be distributed, and she added that <br /> the parking program redesign and capital improvements to the Overpark were two <br /> of the priorities approved by the Downtown Commission, the Planning Commis- <br /> sion, and the City Council. <br /> She said the Downtown Commission had looked at parking in the area of policy <br /> direction, which was being forwarded to the council as the Urban Renewal <br /> Agency, and in the area of administrative recommendations, which were being <br /> implemented by staff. She said administrative changes included moving parking <br /> management closer to the management of downtown development and the commis- <br /> sion, increasing the employee permits available, and examining bulk permit <br /> sales for companies and organizations. Long-term permits to leasing agents <br /> also were being considered. <br /> Ms. Stewart said the Downtown Commission and staff had focused on the need for <br /> the parking program to work as a development tool for downtown as a retail and <br /> office center and to be financially self-sustaining. She said the commission <br /> was ready to forward a recommendation to the council and Mr. McCoy would <br /> describe that recommendation. <br /> B. Process Description <br /> Mr. McCoy said the process of gathering public input on parking had begun in <br />- March or April, and a policy group made up of members of the commission, the <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council Dinner/Work Session October 14, 1985 Page 1 <br /> l( <br />