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<br /> ~~ <br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> December 9, 1991 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Mayor Jeff Miller, Shawn Boles, Kaye Robinette, Ruth <br /> Bascom, Bobby Green, Debra Ehrman, Paul Nicholson. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Randy MacDonald, Roger Rutan <br /> The special meeting of the Eugene City Council was called to order by His <br /> Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> I. EUGENE DECISIONS PROCESS CHECK <br /> Ms. Bascom said that she will be announcing her political intentions tomorrow <br /> at noon in the Council Chamber. <br /> A. Data Analysis <br />e Barbara Bellamy, City Manager's Office, summarized the Eugene Decisions pro- <br /> cess to date. She stated that the council is now at its second process <br /> check, in which it may evaluate the process and amend it if necessary. She <br /> then introduced Bill Simonsen and Ed Weeks, of the University of Oregon. <br /> Mr. Weeks distributed copies of the three types of surveys mailed to citizens <br /> as part of the Eugene Decisions process. He also distributed a summary of <br /> key data elements, which indicate how the team proposes to analyze data from <br /> the three surveys and the workshops. He indicated that meetings with the <br /> subcommittee have been helpful in determining how to approach the analysis. <br /> Mr. Weeks said that there are two main types of data collected during the <br /> public involvement process: data that are statistically representative of <br /> the population of voters in Eugene; and data that are not. He said that <br /> there were three instruments used in measuring the key data elements (e.g., <br /> services, tax sources, and service improvements). The instruments were ques- <br /> tionnaires which varied in terms of types of questions asked and amount of <br /> information given. They are termed "ivory," "blue," and "BOB" (build-your- <br /> own-budget). The ivory questionnaire asked questions about preferences for <br /> services, users fees, and taxes. This level of questioning is important to <br /> attain information about fundamental questions, such as whether the City <br /> should be involved in certain services. The blue questionnaire asked these <br /> types of questions, but also provided respondents with information about the <br /> costs of the services or fees. The BOB version provided information about <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council December 9, 1991 Page 1 <br />