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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room —City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street—Eugene, Oregon <br />October 24, 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 24, 2011, work session of the Eugene City Council to <br />order. <br />A. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM MAYOR, CITY <br />COUNCIL, AND CITY MANAGER <br />Mayor Piercy said she attended the "Railvolution" Conference in Washington, DC, and promised to share <br />more information about the many excellent presentations made at the event in the future. She had also <br />attended her first meeting of the Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council and spoke on rail issues <br />before the Cascade Collaborative in Portland. Mayor Piercy had attended a Bureau of Land Management <br />meeting earlier that day at the Hilton Hotel regarding the West Eugene Collaborative. She and <br />Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg had addressed the Women's Business Network earlier in the <br />month. <br />Mayor Piercy thanked Craig Weicker of the Financial Planning Association of Mid Oregon, Division <br />Manager Keli Osborn of the City Manager's Office, and United Way for their efforts in putting on Free <br />Financial Planning Day on October 22. She also recognized the hard work of Eugene Chief Pete Kerns <br />and Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz in maintaining calm conditions at the site of Occupy Eugene. <br />Mayor Piercy concluded by reporting that she had issued a proclamation that day in honor of Eugene <br />Food Day. <br />Ms. Taylor had attended the Eugene Ballet performance of October 23 and said it was wonderful. She <br />also attended the Lane Work Force Partnership Executive Committee meeting, and reported that the <br />partnership continued to focus on job training and had received some additional grant moneys. She said <br />the partnership provided up to $5,000 per employee for on-the-job training to employers who paid $10 an <br />hour for a minimum of 30 hours of week and agreed to retain the employees for a certain time period. <br />Ms. Taylor said that residents living just outside the parking districts near the University of Oregon were <br />experiencing spillover parking and could not find a place to park their cars on their own streets. <br />Ms. Ortiz reported that she read to children as part of the recent "Smart Celebration." She was <br />participating in a work group for Food for Lane County that would meet for six months to provide input <br />into the organization's work plan. She had met with residents to discuss their concerns about the Rental <br />Housing Code. Ms. Ortiz had sat in on a portion of the River Road SCRROL Community Forum and <br />then participated in a Trainsong Neighbors meeting that Captain Rex Barrong of the Eugene Police <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council October 24, 2011 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />