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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room —City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street — Eugene, Oregon <br />October 19, 2011 <br />Noon <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Betty Taylor, George Brown, Andrea Ortiz, George Poling, Mike Clark, <br />Chris Pryor, Alan Zelenka, Pat Farr. <br />In the absence of Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy, Council President Betty Taylor called the October 19, <br />2011, work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br />A. WORK SESSION: <br />Sustainability Commission Work Plan <br />The council was joined by Sustainability Liaison Babe O'Sullivan and Sustainability Commission Chair <br />Josh Skov and Vice Chair Kathi Jaworski. Mr. Skov reviewed a statement from the commission. He said <br />the commission planned to frame its input to the council in terms of its fidelity to a broader sustainability <br />vision and planned to provide input more frequently in the future. It would emphasize the social equity <br />and economic dimensions of policy issues. Mr. Skov said the commission's work plan reflected a <br />renewed focus on past themes. The commission would focus on how major City transportation and land <br />use initiatives such as the Transportation System Plan (TSP) update and EmX met the council's adopted <br />sustainability goals. He also noted other planning initiatives of interest to the commission. He also <br />anticipated the commission with partner with other groups such as the Human Rights Commission (HRC) <br />and Planning Commission on issues of mutual interest. He referred the council to the work plan and <br />highlighted some proposed activities. <br />Mr. Skov said the commission had consistently elevated climate change and energy when providing input <br />to the council, particularly as it tried to bring the Triple Bottom Line to transportation and land use <br />decisions. He evaluated the commission's performance in those areas, suggesting that reports that 2010 <br />tied 2005 as the hottest year on record validated the commission's efforts related to climate. Speaking to <br />energy, he noted the commission's early work on energy security and the fact that gas costs had doubled <br />since the commission's inception. He said the commission worked hard on those issues on the council's <br />behalf and he believed it had success. Mr. Skov noted the council's past interest in hearing from the <br />commission on how long -term concerns affected the short-term, and he suggested that in many ways, "the <br />long run is here" and decisions regarding the TSP and EmX would matter to people in both the short- and <br />long -term. He invited questions. <br />Ms. Ortiz thanked the commission for its work. She asked how the commission planned to proceed on a <br />food security plan if that item were funded by the council. Mr. Skov clarified that the item had been <br />referred to staff and moved down in priority on the work plan due to the nature of other decisions the <br />council was facing. He deferred to Sustainability Commissioner Shawn Boles for more information. Mr. <br />Boles said the commission hoped to flesh out the scoping report. That would involve other parties such <br />as the County and City of Springfield. He recommended an interjurisdictional approach to the issue. He <br />also noted a relationship between the subject of food security and expansion of the urban growth <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council October 19, 2011 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />