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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room —City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street—Eugene, Oregon <br />November 14, 2011 <br />5:30 p.m. <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Betty Taylor, George Brown, Andrea Ortiz, Mike Clark, Chris Pryor, <br />Alan Zelenka, Pat Farr. <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: George Poling. <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the November 14, 2011, work session of the Eugene City Council <br />to order. <br />A. WORK SESSION: <br />Envision Eugene <br />The council was joined by Planning Director Lisa Gardner, Metropolitan Community Planning Manager <br />Carolyn Weiss, Senior Planner Alissa Hansen, and Associate Planner Heather O'Donnell. They provided <br />a PowerPoint presentation entitled Envision Eugene: Project Update for City Council Work Session, <br />November 14, 2011. The presentation highlighted areas of the community where expansion of the urban <br />growth boundary (UGB) might occur to accommodate residential development. <br />Mayor Piercy solicited questions and comments. <br />Ms. Taylor asked why the council was contemplating expansion of the UGB for single- family housing <br />when it had not reached a decision on a ratio. She understood no expansion would be needed if the <br />council selected a 50:50 or 40:60 ratio. Ms. Weiss indicated staff was presenting analysis that did not <br />lock the council into a decision. City Manager Jon Ruiz said the council would receive his <br />recommendation for the ratio on December 14. Ms. Taylor asked if the council had adopted the Seven <br />Pillars of Envision Eugene. Ms. Gardner recalled that the council had agreed unanimously to forward the <br />Seven Pillars to the public as the framework for Envision Eugene. <br />Mr. Zelenka referred to maps 6 and 7 (Crest Drive and Dillard/Fox Hollow) and suggested those areas <br />were largely residential already. Ms. Hansen concurred they were residentially developed but the current <br />development patterns reflected rural densities rather than urban densities. She conceded that in the case <br />of the Dillard/Fox Hollow area it was difficult to see how the existing development patterns could <br />transition to a more urban area. <br />Mr. Clark wanted to ensure that any land brought inside the UGB was actually urbanizable. He <br />determined from City Manager Ruiz that the graph reflected on slide 1 would change as a result of the <br />vacant land analysis. Ms. Weiss indicated that analysis would be complete prior to December 14. <br />Responding to a follow -up question from Mr. Clark, Ms. Hansen confirmed that Public Works <br />stormwater staff had been involved in the vacant land analysis. <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council November 14, 2011 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />