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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />Council Chamber —City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street — Eugene, Oregon <br />October 10, 2011 <br />7:30 p.m. <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Betty Taylor, George Brown, George Poling, Andrea Ortiz, Mike Clark, <br />Chris Pryor, Alan Zelenka, Pat Farr. <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the October 10, 2011, regular meeting of the Eugene City Council <br />to order. She reported that the council had approved Item 2, Consent Calendar, at the 5:30 p.m. work <br />session. <br />1. PUBLIC FORUM <br />Mayor Piercy reviewed the rules of the Public Forum. <br />Quintin McGuire, 1314 Brickley Road, reported he was involved in a bicycle accident near Sheldon <br />High School because a vehicle driver failed to stop before entering the street. He believed the driver <br />failed to stop because of an obstruction at the intersection and asked what could be done about such <br />obstructions. He said drivers could not see at many intersections in that area, not just the one he <br />mentioned. <br />Josef Siekiel - Zdzienicki, 1025 Taylor Street, had provided a handout for the council showing daily EmX <br />boardings for the Franklin and Gateway routes. He contrasted the boardings from those routes with <br />LTD's daily ridership in West Eugene and cost of those routes with the proposed route in West Eugene <br />and asked why the proposed route to West Eugene was so much more expensive. He reported that he had <br />asked Lane Transit District about the costs without receiving a response and suggested the council should <br />ask the agency that question. <br />Michael Sussman, 2685 Oak Street, a member of Transition Eugene, expressed his support for the City's <br />Climate and Energy Action Plan. He encouraged the council to be consistent with the guidelines in the <br />plan in making policy decisions. He was concerned about the impacts of energy uncertainty and climate <br />change and believed that working toward a more resilient economy was a wise step. He promise to <br />follow progress on the plan and looked forward to partnering with the City. He encouraged the City to <br />work with residents to achieve the goals in the plan. <br />Zachary Vishanoff, resident of Ward 3, urged Councilor Brown to request a City Council work session <br />on the University of Oregon's proposal to form its own police agency and suggested an outcome of that <br />would be two public hearings on the proposal that provided students, staff, and others with an opportunity <br />to speak on the topic. He believed the City could direct an outcome that made the UO develop a proposal <br />that was "palatable, legal, and well- understood." He maintained that currently, the UO's proposal was <br />amorphous. <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council October 10, 2011 Page 1 <br />Regular Meeting <br />