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<br />M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />Interviews for Boards and Commissions <br />McNutt Room—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> November 14, 2006 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, Chris Pryor, Andrea Ortiz, Gary Papé, Betty Taylor, <br />Bonny Bettman <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: David Kelly, George Poling <br /> <br />Council President Jennifer Solomon called the meeting of the Eugene City Council to order. <br /> <br />A. INTERVIEWS FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS <br /> <br />The council interviewed Rich Gaston and Rick Gates for a position on the Budget Committee. <br /> <br />Ms. Solomon greeted each candidate and explained the interview process. At the conclusion of each <br />interview, Ms. Solomon informed the candidate that the council would make its appointments at the <br />November 27, 2006, council meeting. <br /> <br />All candidates for the Budget Committee position were asked the following questions: <br /> <br />1. Why is it important to have a Budget Committee to review the City of Eugene’s budget? What is <br />the appropriate role for the citizen members of the committee? <br /> <br />2. In your view, what are the key issues facing the City and how would your participation on the <br />Budget Committee aid in addressing them? <br /> <br />3. The Budget Committee frequently receives competing funding requests from various well- <br />intentioned, deserving city programs and outside groups. What factors do you consider prior to <br />making funding decisions? Which factors are most influential? <br /> <br />4. Do you have suggestions for ways to improve citizen understanding of the City’s financial condi- <br />tions, budget priorities and process? <br /> <br />The meeting adjourned at 6 p.m. <br /> <br />Respectfully submitted, <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Dennis M. Taylor <br />City Manager <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council November 14, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Boards and Commissions Interviews <br /> <br />