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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room —City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street—Eugene, Oregon <br />October 10, 2011 <br />5:30 p.m. <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Betty Taylor, George Brown, Andrea Ortiz, George Poling, Mike Clark, <br />Chris Pryor, Alan Zelenka, Pat Farr. <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the October 10, 2011, work session of the Eugene City Council to <br />order. <br />A. WORK SESSION: <br />Eugene Community Climate and Energy Action Plan Progress Report <br />The council was joined by Sustainability Liaison Babe O'Sullivan, Climate and Energy Analyst Matt <br />McRae, and Sustainability Commission Vice Chair Kathi Jaworski. Ms. Jaworski expressed the <br />Sustainability Commission's support for the work that had occurred to implement the City's Climate and <br />Energy Action Plan (CEAP) and for its continued implementation. She reviewed the highlights of a letter <br />from the commission that urged the council to focus on goals where less progress had been made, <br />including expansion and maintenance of the urban forest, promotion of water conservation, and reduced <br />natural gas consumption and which suggested the council could spur action in those areas. Ms. Jaworski <br />recognized progress as exemplified by the City's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan and recommended <br />that the City establish a process to evaluate which projects worked best to encourage the use of alternate <br />modes. She concluded by suggesting the next step was to reflect CEAP in City policies. She offered the <br />commission as a resource in that effort. <br />Mr. McRae led the council through a PowerPoint presentation regarding the City's Climate and Energy <br />Action Plan, first reminding the council of the goals of the plan: 1) to reduce community greenhouse gas <br />emissions ten percent below 1990 levels by 2020; 2) to reduce fossil fuel use by 50 percent by 2030; 3) to <br />prepare the community for climate change; and 4) to prepare the community for rising fuel prices. CEAP <br />included six focus areas: <br />• Buildings and agriculture <br />• Food and agriculture <br />• Land use and transportation <br />• Consumption and waste <br />• Health and social services <br />• Urban natural resources <br />Mr. McRae placed local efforts in context by noting increasing national awareness of the issue of climate <br />change. He shared national trend data showing increases in crude oil prices, gasoline prices, adjusted <br />food prices, and adjusted asphalt price index. <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council October 10, 2011 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />