Eugene City Council Meeting: July 23, 2018

>> Mayor Vinis: JULY 23 CITY COCIL, AND WE WILL BEGIN THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING WH A PUBLIC FORUM. I JUST HAVE KIND OF A SPECIAL FRAMEWORK FOR SOME OF YOU JUST IN C CASE IT HAS MISSED YOUR NOTICE THAT, AS ALWAYS, WHEN YOU WISH TO SPEAK IN A PUBLIC FORUM, YOU NEED TO FILL OUT A REQUEST TO SPEAK FORM, BUT WE HAVE THREE ISSUES THAT ARE OFF THE TABLE TONIGHT FOR SPEAKERS. YOU MAY NOT ADDRESS THE PROPOSED GORE GORDON HOTEL SIGN, THE PROSED 5th AVENUE ALLEY VACATION OR THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THEHE SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITATION ITEMS. THOSE CLOSED LAST MONDAY NIGHT. WE CANNOT ACCT MORE TESTIMONY. IF YOU WERE PLANNING TO SPEAK ABOUT THOSE ISSUES, PLEASE DO NOT DO SO. AND IF YOU BEGIN SPEAKING ABOUT THOSE, I WILL ASK YOU TO STOP, SINCE THAT’S PART OF THE LEGAL REQUIREMENT. TO SPEAK ON OTHER TOPIC, YOU’LLH HAVE THE USUAL 3 MINUTES, PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME, CITY OF RESIDENCE AND FOR EUGENE RESIDENTS YOUR WARD, IF NOPE, THE TIMER LIGHTS INDICATE THE TIME YOU HAVE TO SPEAK, THE RED LIGHT INDICATES THE END OF THREE MINUTES. AND WE DO HAVE THE WARMUP SEAT FOR — I’LL READ TWO NAMES, THE SECONDAME CAN SIT AND BE READY TO GO INTO THE SEAT. I’VE NEGLECE LAST COUPLE OF MEETINGS, REMIND EVERYONE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS A SAFE PLACE, WE ASK PEOPLE NOT TO HAVE ANY SORT OF VERBAL OUTBURSTS. IF YOU WANT TO SHOWER APPROVAL, YOU CAN ALWAYS DO THIS, WE WANT ALALL SPEAKERS TO SPEAK FREELY D FOR EVERYONE TO FEEL COMFORTABLE HERE. I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE, LET’S SEE — WE HAVE 19 SPIKERS TODAY. THE FIRST ONE, RALPH McDONALD, FOLLOWED BY HOWARD SAXSON. >> GOGOOD EVENING,OUNCILORS AND MAYOR, VINIS. JIM RALPH McDONALD FROM BETTY AND ON JUNE 20, 2018, THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION WAS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMIMISSION. I’M GOING TO READ OUR RESOLUTION. I PUT A COPY OF IT IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY, IHINK YOU GOT IT PREVIOUSLY TOO. I PUT IT THERE BG TO READ IT QUICKLY. RESOLUTION OF THE EUGENE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION HONORING OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST. WHEREAS CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREENHOUSE GAS INCREASINGLY THREATENS TO DIMINISH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL LIVABILITY, SOCIAL EQUITY AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY OF THE CITY OF EUGENE AND BROADEE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION IS COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES, BOTH UNDER OUR CHARTER AS A CITY COMMISSION AND UNDER THE CLIMATE RECOVERY ORDINARIANCE ENACTED BY THE CITY OF ONLY, BREAK UNITED STATES YOUNG PERSRSONS TODAY RESIDING N EUGENE AND FUTURE GENERATIONS STAND TO BE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY THE FAILURE TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE. AS OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST, EUGENE BASED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION HAVE SPOKEN UP AND SHOWN LEADERSHIP OF BRINGING ATTENTION TO THE AWARENESS OF THEHE COURT, THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION OF EUGENE W WISHES TO DECLARE OUR GOOD WIL AND SORT THROUGH THIS TRIBIBUTE RESOLUTION. ALSO, THEUSTAINABILITY COCOMMISSION ELECTS TO REQUEST E CITY COUNCNCIL OF EUGENE CONSIDR THE HONOR OF OUR CITY’S TRUST THROUGH A DECLARATION OF TRIBUTE AND APPRECIATN. I WOULD JUST ADD THAT I’VE KNOWN THE FAMILY FOR MAYBE 35, 30 YEARS, THEY LIVE WHIN A COUPLE OF BLOCKS OF M ME. THE KELCEY JULIANEY IS THE LEAD PLAINTIFF OF THIS ACTION. I’VE HEARD OBVIOUSLY IT HAS BROUGHT SUPPORT ON OUR COMMISSION AND IN EUGENE AND HOPEFULLY ON THE COUNCIL. I WOULD SHOW THIS LATEST ISSUE OF HARPER’S MAGAZINE WHICH SHOWS THE WORLD ON FIRE. THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST DOESN’T IN EVEN MENTIED, NOT EVEN MENTIONED. SO I URGE PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT THIS HARPER’S FOR THIS CURRENT MONTH. ALSOSO, PEOPLE HAVE SAID IS ONLY SYMBOLIC CITY RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT. ONE PERSON E-MAILED ME AND SAID IT’S ONLY SYMBOLIC OF WHAT OUR CHILDREN’S TRUST DOES, IT DOESN’T ADDRESS DEFORESTATION AND OR OIL EXTRACTION. THE IN ALABAMA, IT WAS SYMBOLIC TOO. THANK Y YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I’M HOWARD SAXSON A RESIDENT OF EUGENE AND COUNCILOR PRYOR’S WARD. I’M HERE TONIGHT SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION. THE COMMISSION RECENTLY SUBMITTE A REQUEST TO THE COUNCIL REGARDIN THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH NORTHWEST NATURAL. TH REQUEST, IF APPROVED WOULD DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO DETERMINE E IF THE CITY OF EUGEE HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY T TO INCLUDE GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS IN THE FRARANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH NORTHWE NATURAL. THE CURRENT FRANCHISE A AGREEMET EXPIS NEXT OCTOBER. THIS IS A 20-YEAR AGREEMENT, IT WAS LAST RENEWED IN 1999. AND DID NOT SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS AGREEMENT THAT WAS SIGNED BY THE CITY IN 1979. THE CURRENT AGREEMENT PRIMARILY ADDRESSES FRANCHISE FEES AND THE USE OF CITY’S RIGHT-OF-WAY. BASESED ON THE 2015 COMMUNITY GREENHOUSE GAS MISSION INVENTORY PREPARED BY THE INVENTORY, NATURAL GAS COMBUSTION REPRESENTS 26 PERCENT OF OUR TOTAL EMISSIONS. ONE OF THE CLIMATE RECOVERY ORDINANCES OR CRO GOALS IS TO REDUCE COMMUNITY FOSSIL FUEL USAGE BY 50 PERCENT FROM 2010 LEVELS BY THE YEAR 2030. 12 YEARS FROM NOW. AND REDUCING NATURAL GAS COMBUSTION AND RESULTING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IS ONE OF THE ACTIONS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY IF WE ARE TO MEET THIS GOAL. THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN UPDATE CURRENTLY UNDER WAY WILL IDENTIFY HOW THERO REQUIREMENTS WILILL BE MET. MANY OF THE ACTIONS WILL LIKELY BE VOLUNTARY, BUT THOSE WILL BE INSFICIENT TO MEET CRO REQUIREMENTS, IT’S IMPORTANT TO DETERMINE IF THE NORTHWEST NATURAL FRANCHISE AGREEMENTNT CN BE USED TO EFFECT REDUCTIONS IN NATURAL GAS USAGE. THE COMMISSION RESPECTFULLY SUGGESTS THIS REQUEST BE APPROVED B BY COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT CITY STAFF HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THIS TOPIC AND THE RESULTS OF THIS EVALUATION ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN UPDATE AND FUTURE COUNCIL ACTION ON THE FRANCHISE THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANANK YOU. >> I’M ALAN Z ZELENKA’S AWARD. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE HOUSING TOOLS AND STRATEGIES PROCESS THTHAT COUNCIL LAUNCHED EARLIER THIS WEEEEK, AND I SEEM T TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS A SIX-MONTH STUDY TO CRETE A SYNTHESIS AND COORDINATE THE POLICY ON THE CET AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT ADU’S AND THE URBAN RESERVE STUDY AND GROWTH MONITORING AND SO FORTH. AND ALSLSO A REALIZATION OF ENVISION EUGENE SO IT’S ORDINANCE STUFF AND WHERE THEHE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD. I URGE EVERYONE TO READ ALL CITIZENS OF THE CITY TO READ THE MAY 30 COUNCIL PACKET ON WT THIS SIX-MONTH TOOLS AND STRATEGIES PROCESS. OKAY. AND I ALSO AGREE THAT WITH THE IDEA IT SHOULD HAVE LIKE APPARENTLY 30 PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE IN THIS 30 TO 40 REPRESENTIVES GROUPS LIKE THE BUILDERS OR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND SO FORORTH. BAD ON THE CRITERIA THEY SHOULD HAVE ALRDY DONE RESEARCH AND BE CAPABLE OF CONTRIBUTING IN A MEANINGFUL WAY. BECAUSE IT’S SO COMPLICATED. SO WHALE GOING TO ASK FOR, IS THOSE MEENGS THAT WILL START IN SEPTEMBER AND — SHOULD BE TELEVISED ON THE CHANNEL OR AT LEAST ALLOW OUTSIDE JOURNRNALISS TO COME AND VIDEO THOSE. SO HERE ARE MY CONCERNS. AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS DEFINED YOU, FOR EXAMPLE, TALKBOUTSE IF 44 PERCENT ALICE IN THE CITY’S IDENTIFYs 13,500 UNITS OF DEFICIT, THAT’S LIKE $2 BILLION WORTH OF CONSTRUCTIOION, AND IF YOU — THERE’S A PRINCIPAL, IF YOU DEFINE A BRACKET LIKE THAT, WHAT WL HAPPEN THE AID WILL MIGRATE TO THE TOP END OF THE BRACKET. YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE A BRACKET, YOU HAVE TO A FORMULA WHERE IT APPLIES THE AID WHERE IT’S NEEDED THE MOST, AT THE BOTTOM. AND THEN AFTER W WE SUCCEED WITH THAT, WE CAN TALK ABOUT MORE LAYERS OF THAT. PEOPLE IN T THE BOTTOM 10 PERCE. WATCH OUT BRACKETING, HEN THE GIVE-AWAYS OF REVENUEN RELAXING SERVICE DEVELOPMENT SDC CHARGES, IF YOU SAY, 250,000-DOAR HOUSE, THOSE ARE WAY UP THERE, I DON’T CARE ABOUT PEOPLEWHO CAN AFFORD TO BUY A $250,000 HOUSE, WE SHOULDN’T BE GIVING AWAY ANY REVENUE TO THOSE GUYS. THERE’S A TON OF PEOPLE IN EUGENE LIVING ON $800 A MONTH OR 600 A MONTH. THEN FINALLY, YOU’VE A FIREWALALL OR STRUCTURAL BARRR TO PREREVENT ANY OF YOUR AID APPLIED FROM BEING CHARGED RKET RENT BECAUSE ANYTHING YOU BUILD THAT’S SO-CALLED AFFORDABLE HOUSING, JUST THROW OUT THAT WORD AND START TALKING ABOUT LOW INCE HOUSING, PRICED AT MARKET RATES AND WON’T HELP THE PEOPLE YOU WANT TO HELP, YOU HAVE TO HAVE FIRE WALL IN THERE SOMEWHERE. >> Mor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I’M BRAD FOSTER, I’M IN WARD 7. I’M GOING MERGE THE TWO PEOPLE WHO JUST TALKED. I’LL TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND HOUSING INDIRECTLY. CLIMATE CHANGE THE NUMBER ONE THREAT FACING HUMANS IN HISTORY. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE THAT, GO LEARN SOME MORE. LOCALLY, NATIONWIDE, STATEWIDE. TRSPORTATION, NUMBER ONE IN TRANSPORTATION IS A CAR. EUGENE HAS SOME POLICIES IN PLACE THAT ARE DOING SOME HARM IN THAT LINE, THEHE CONCEPT OF REDUCECED DEMAND, THE MORE CAPACITY YOU ADD FOR CARS, YOU WILL ADD MORE CARS TO THE ROAD TO MORE THAN MEET THAT CAPACITY. THE CONVERSE WORKS AS WELL, IF YOU REMOVE CAPACITY, YOU REMOVE MORE CARS THAN THE CAPACITY YOU TOOK AWAY, ONE SOURCE OF CAPACITY IS PARKING, OUR CODE CURRENTLY REQUIRES, AS BUILDERS BUILD NEW HOUSING ONE UNIT OF PARKING FOR EVERY UNIT OF HOUSING, A BLOCK AWAY FROM ME, I JUST WATCHED A 21-UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX GO UP, THE FIRST THING THEY DO IS REMEMOVE A SMALL GROE OF TREES TO PROVIDE FOR 21 PARKING SPACES. THE HOUSING F ON THE BARE LAND, THE TREES HAD TO GO FOR THE PARKING, I’M LOOKING AT THE PLANS THAT CALL FOR A PARKING LOT ADJACENT TO THE WEST BANK BIKE PATH. I’M M STUNNED. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY. WELCOME URBAN HEAT ISLAND AND MOMORE CLIMATE CHANGE. GOODBYE COOLING. YOU LIKE THE HEAT WAVE, WE’LL HAVE MORE OF THEM, YOU’RE CAUSING IT. WE NEED TO CHANGE OUR PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW HOUSING, WE ARE NEVER GOING TO GET THE DENSITY WE NEED TO MAKE THIS PLACE LIVABLE OR GET PUBLIC TRANSIT WORKING UNLS WE DIMINISH THE AMOUNT OF PARKINGN, NOT ADD TO IT. EWEB PROPERTY BEING DEVELOPED, DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH PARKING IS GOING IN FOR THAT, ONE OFFSTREET PARKING SPACE FOR EVERY BEDROOM. NOT EVERY UNIT, EVERY BEDROOM. THIS IS INSANE. THIS IS NOT 1970. WE KNOW A LOT MORE THAN THAT NOW. WE NEED TO BUILD FOR THE MID AND LATE 21st CENTURY. WE NEED CHOSE CHANGE OUR CODE TO . >> Mor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I’M JOH THELKING, I LIVE N IN WARD 1. THE E SEPARATION OF FAMILIES AT THE BORDER IS A BRAND NEW PHENOMENON UNDER TRUMP THAT DIDN’T EXIST UNDER OBAMA IN THE SAME FORM. HE DETAINED MIGRANT CHILDREN, BUT THESE PEOPLE WERE CHILDREN WHO ARRIVED IN THE U.S. BDERS UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, TRUMP, ON THE OTHER HAND IS OR WAS DELIBERATELY SEPARATING FAMILIES THAT PROPERLY PRESENTED THEMSELVES A AT THE IMPORT OF ENTRY REQUESTING ASYLUM, KEEPING SUCH FAMILIES TOGETHER IN INTERNMENT CAMPS AS TRU IS NOW PROPOPOSING TO DO IS A NEW THIN, UNJUST. I HAVE AN EDITORIAL TO GO WALL MY BUMPER STUCKER THAT GOES INTO MORE DETAIL ON THIS, WHICH ARE BOTH AVAILABLE ON MY WEBSITE, WHICH ONLY RECENTLY HAS BEEN RECONSTRUCTED AFTER A LG REBUILDING PROCESS AFTER ITT WAS HAHACKED IN DECEMBER,017. WE HAVE A SEVEN-DAY LENDING LIBRARY OUTSIDE MY APARTRTMENT, S DVD’S AND BOOKS, FREE LENDING LIBRARIES KEEP THE NSA AT BAY AS THE BOOKS ARE NOT LATER RECORD F. ANOTHER PROGRAM I HAVE IS A WAY TO HELP INTERNET BLOGGERS MAKE MONEY WITHOUT THE NSA TRACKINGG APPLIES, AND INDEPENDENTLY OF GATE KEEPSER LIKE GOOGLE. THIS YOU PAY 1 DOLLAR TO HAVE ZERO META DATA APPLY POSTED BY SENDING A HARD COPY OF THE APPLY WITHOUT A RETURN ADDRESS OR REAL NAME TO THE PO BOX. HALF OFOUR DONATION GOES TO SUPPORT THE BLOGGER W MADE THE ORIGINAL POSTING. YOU CAN CONTACT ME ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE BY CALLING ARE OR TEXTING ME. FIFINALLY, I’D LIKE TO CHIME IN SUPPORT OF OUR REVOLUTION IN LANE COUNTY, ASCOCHAIR OF THE LANE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE GREEN PARTY AND URGE THEM TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE THAT RTRICTS THE PLASTIC ITEMS. PERSONALLY I HAVEEMPORARILY SUSPENDED MY VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN DIETS WHILE IN HOT PURSUIT OF ANY FOODS LIKE PACKED IN PLASTIC. LETTING PLASTIC INTO OUR OCEANS IS FOREVER. I’I’M PARENTING THE COST/BENEFIT ALYSIS OF THE CHOICESES VERSUS NOT USING PLASTIC. THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> GOOD EVENING, ANY NAME IS DEBORAH M McGEE, I HAVE A LITTLE RAP, LYME AND TIME FOR YOU TONIGHT. HERE’S THEHE FULL MEAL DEAL ON WHAT YES GOTOT TO TAKE A PASS ON MORE GAS. INDUSTRIES GOT THIS SYSTEM AND HERE’S WHAT THEYAY CAN’T MEASURE ALLL THOSE EMISSIONS, CAN’T DO IT, NO WAY, CAN’T MEASURE NEAR THE STEAM TKS, TOO HOHOT, TOO DANGEROUS, CAN’T MEASURE DURING LEAK EVENTS, AND YOU WHAT WHAT’S OUTRAGEOUS, CALLING IT A CLEAN BRIDGE FUEL, STOP SWALLOWING THOSE LIES, THE TRUTH ABOUT EMISSIONS IS A TRUTH THAT THEY DESPISE. JUST LIKE BIG TOBACCO, WE’VE BEEN INHALING THEIR LIES, GOOGLE IT FORSELF AND SEE, BRAND NEW STUDY JUST PUBLISHED SCIENCE MAGAZINE, METHANE GAS EMISSIONS, EY GO UNSEEN, BUT THEY ARE 63 PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE E.P.A.’S BEEN REPORTING,ELL, TRUMP’S E.P.A., WHO KNOWS W WHAT THEY’VE BEEN SNORTING. INDEPENDENT R RESEARCH SHOWS DIA CLIMATE HOLE, BURNING THE GAS IS AS BAD AS BURNING OF THE COAL. NO SHAME, NO BLAME, PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW, BOUOUGHT A HOUSE WH ALL THE GAS HOOKED UP, READY TO GO. U.S. CENSUS DATA SAY, 22 PERCENT OF EUGENIANS USING GAS TODAY. THAT GAS MAKES UP 8 TYPYPES MORE POLLUTION, BUT IF WE WORK TOGETHER, WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION. WE NEED TO BE FAIR SO WE CAN CLEAN UPHE AIR. SWITCHING FUEL FROM DIR GAS TO RENEWABLE CLEAN WILL HELP US REACH OUR CLIMATE GOALS AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, WHEN PEPEOPLE LEARN THE TRUTH, MOST WILL MAKE A DIFFERENT CHOICE, EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY AND LISTEN TO THEIR VOICE. YOU REPRESENT US, KEEP YOUR HEARARTS TRUE, SUNSETTING FRACKD GAS, IT’S THE RIG THING TO DO. I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING, I AGREE IT’S PROBABLY TRUE, SUING OUR CITY IS WHAT FRACKED GAS WILL DO. BUT T WE ALL HAVE A DUTY TO PROTECT WHAT WE LOVE, WE CAN ALL FEEL THE HEAT COMING DOWN FROM ABOVE. NOW HERE’S SOMETHING I HEARD MADE ME STIFFEN UP MY BACK, 22 YEARS FROM NOW, THERWILL BE NO SNOWPACK, NO SNOWPACK IN 22 YEARS,OW CAN THAT BE, WELL, THE TEMPERATURE’S RISING, WE’RE IN AN EMERGENCY. MELTING SNOW AND GLACIERS, FIRES, BLAZING ALL AROUND,D, FRIENDS THE TIME IS NOW, WE GOT TO KEEP IT IN THE GROUND. IF COMMUNITIES WILLIED, WE CAN BUILD THE CHANGE WE NEED. BUT WE MUST BE BOLD, PUT FOSSIL FUELS AND ALL THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE ON HOLD. SO, HERE’S MY NO BRAINER, ONE LINER, CAN’T SAY IT NO FINER. EAEARTH HAS GOT A FEVER, HOT ASA PEPPER SPROUT, IF WE DON’T CHANGE OUR WAYS, WE’LL GET BURNED UP AND OUT. HA A WELL EARNED HAPPY SUMMER BREAK. THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I’M JIM NEW, I L LIVE IN WAR 7. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE 350 EUGENE ATTENDED THE LARGE LEVERAGE SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS TO DISCUSS MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES ON JULY 1011 AND 17, WE HEARD ENCOURAGING CARBON REDUCTION FROM GAS TO ELECTRIC,L SWITCHING ELECTRIFICATION, AND HYBRIDIZATION OF THE PUBLIC BUS FLEET, NEW CONSTRUCTION GOALS AND OF NET ZERO BY 2023 AND INTERDICTION OF RESIDENTIAL HOME G FOR PUBLIC COOLING CENTERS, HEDRATION CENTERS, PUBLIC SAFE STATIONS AND THE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS TO SUPRT RELIEF FOR SOME ERGENCY EVENTS, THE HIGHWAY 99 CORRIDOR IN WEST EUGENE COULD BE A CRITICAL ARTERY OF EVACUATION FOR SUCH SAFE ZONES, WE ALSO HEARD OF EUGENE’S PROJECTED AVEVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURE NOW 79 DEGREES, WOULD BE LIKE CHINO, CALIFORNIAAT 89-DEGREE, THE PROJECTED SNOWPACK WOULD BE MINIMAL AND STREAM FLOWS REDUCED BY 60 TO 40 PERCENT BY 2040. THERE WILL BE A 400 T TO 500 PERCENT INCREASE ITHE NUMBER OF ACRES BURNED IN THE URBAN WILDLIFE INTFACE AS THE DES INCREASES AND EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLIES FOR THE SOUTH EUGENE HILLS BECOME LESS A AVAILABLE. THREE LOCAL HYDROELECTRIC GENERATING STATIONS HAVE BEEN CURRENENTLY TAKING OFFLINE DUE O LOW WATER FLOWS, DUE TO NATURAL AND CLIMATE MITIGATION — I’M SORRY, DUE TO NATURAL AND CLIMATE MIGRATION, THE POPULATION OF EUGUGENE WILL INCREASE BY 60,000 BY035 AND TO 100,000 BY 2065. THESE FACTS AND PROJECTIONS, AND I JUST TOUCHED ON A FEW, WERE ALL DISCUSSED BY THE ORGANIZATIONS THE CITY HOPED WOULD BE THE MOST INFLUENTIAL IN REDUCING FOSSIL FUEL USE BY 50 PERCENT BY 2035 TO MEETHE GOALS OF THE CRO. THE CONSENSUS WAS THE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS AND OTHER ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITI INCLUDING DEFORESTATION AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES LEADING TO HISTORICAL LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE, THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR COULD IMPLEMEM IS LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE WOULD BE FOR A COMPMPLETE TRANSITION AWAY FROM FOSSIL FUELS TOWARDS CLEAN, SAFE RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES OF ENERGY. AND STRUCTURING A NORTHWEST GAS FRANCHISE AGRMENT THAT WOULD PROHIBIT NEW GAS INFRASTRUCTURE AND PHASE OUT GAS BY ENCOURAGING FUEL SWITCHING TO ELECTRICITY SENDAL A MESSAGE TO THE LARGE SHAREHOLDEDERS THAT EUGENE IS COMMITTED THIS CLIMATE ACTIO PLAN IMPLEMENTATION. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> GOOD EVENING, MAYOR VIN I JUJUST, CITY COUNCILORS AND CITY STAFF, I’M PATTY HINE, KUDOS ALL AROUND FOR THE KEEPING TO THE SCHEDULE OF THE CITY’S CLIMATE ACTION PLAN LARGE LEVERAGE SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS, THEY ARE WELL ORGANIZED AND WELL RUN AND WEWE FEEL WELCOME THERE. WE DO WONDER IF T IDENTIFIED LARGE LEVERAGE SHAREHOLDERS BRING BACK THEIR PLANS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN 18 MONTHS, IF THEY DO, AND THEY DON’T HELP US REACH OUR GOALS UNDER THE CRO, WE WONDER WHAT THE PLAN IS. MEANWHILILE, LAST WEEK WE WERE PLEASED AT THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION TO SEE WE WERE ADDING A LARGE LEVERAGE SHAREHOLDER THERE. THIS ONE IN PARTICULALAR E SENECA SUSTAINABILITY ENERGY AS WELL AS THE MANUFACTURING COMPANY CALLED KINGSFORD, THEY ARE JUST QUANTED THE INTERNATIONAL PAPER IN SPRINGFIELD, BUT THEY ARE THE THIRD DOWN IN LANE COUNTY. TWO AND THREE EMITTER NOW WILL BE INCLUDED WHICH WE TNK IS AN APPROPRIATE STEP. WE APPRECIATE THAT. WEAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE PROCESS, THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN ISSUE IMPLEMENTS THE CLIMAMATE RECOVERY. IN 12 YEARS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE 50 PERCENT REDUCED IN OUR GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, 50 RECED AGAINST 2010 LEVELS. TH’S IN 12 YEARSRS. AT THE END OF THE CENTURY, WHICH SEEMS LIKE A VERY LONG TIME, BY EVERY YEAR, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE COMING DOWN BY 7.6 PERCENT IN ORDER TO CONTRIBUTE OUR SHARE TO GET DOWN TO 350 PARTS PER MILLION THE SAFE UPPER LIMIT I A SAFE ATMOSPHERE. WE W WILL BE COMPLETELY CARBON NEUTRAL IN CITY OPERATIONS IN 17 MONTHS. TIME FOR A TIME CHECK BEFORE WE GO ON SUMMER BREAK, BY EARTH DAY ACCORDING TO THE PLAN, THE LARGE REDUCTIONS WILL BE ADDED UP ANDE WE’LL GET TO SEE WHAT THE PLAN IS. WHAT IF IT DOESN’T MOORE MEET THE CRO EMISSION REDUCTION GOALS, WHAT THEN? WILL WE BUY CARBON OFFSETS AND HAVE A CAP 3.0 OR START OVER AFTER TIME HAS PASSED, MORE FIRES, HIGHER TEMPERATURES, SALTIER AND SOUR SEAS, MY POINT, I THINK YOU’LL ALL AGREE, WE DON’T WANT OUR OWN VERSION OF THE PAPARIS CLIMATE ACCORD WHERE IT’S ALL VOLUNTARY AND INSUFFICIENT TO REALLY MEET THE SCARE AND SIZE OF THE PROBLEM. LIEUTENANTS KEEP TRACK OF TIME, MAKE SURE WE THROW EVERYTHG WE’VE GOT AT THIS CLIMATE ACTION PLAN, WE NEED TO REACH OUR GOALS, LET’S KEEP IT REAL. THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> MY NAME IS KELCEY WILDBRENNER, I’M A MAG OF THE RETIREMENT APARTMENTS. FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH YA PO AH. WE ARE AT THE BASE OF SKINNER’S BUTTE. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE US BEST DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WHERE WE DISPLAY PEACE ON E EARTH ATOP OR ROOF. 210 OF OUR UNITS ARE FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED AND OFFER LOW INCOME RENTS TO OUR RESIDENTS WHO ARE 62 AND OLDER THE AVERAGE AGE AND INCOME OF OUR RESIDENTS IS 76 AND $13,702 A YEAR RESPECTIVELY. FOR HAS WHO QUALIFY THEY PAY APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME FOR RENT. YOU CAN SEE WHY THAT’S IMPORORTT WHEN YOUR YEARLY INCOME IS JUST AROUND 14,000. IT IS OWNED LOCALLY BY EVERGREEN UNION RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION. A NONPROFITIT CORPORATION FORMED BY FIVE LANE COUNTY LABOR UNION LOCALS. MANOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES PROUDLY MANAGES IT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE EURA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EURA BOARD MEE REGULARLY TO DISCUSS THE OPERATION AND THEHE BOARD MEMBES TRULY CARE ABOUT THE WILL-BEING OF OUR RESIDENTS. IS TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THEERE RESOLUTION APPROVING LOW INCOME RENTAL PROPERTY TAX EMPTION THAT’S ON YOUR AGENDA TONIGHT. THIS EXEMPTION IS AN I IMPORTANT PIECE OF A MUCH LARGER FUNDING PUZZLE IN ORDER TO HELP PRESERVE OUR SUBSIDIES FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. FOLLOWING ME TONIGHT IS A RESIDENT OF YA PO AH WHO CAN GIVEVE YOU A FACE TO THE BUILDIG AND TELL YOU ABOUT THEHE PEOPLEE SERVE. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU’VE DODONE FOR US THUS FAR IN THIS PRESERVATION PROJECT, IT’S MANY PIECES TO THIS PUZZLE, AND WE APPRECIATETE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE. SO THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I’M BOB WEISS, AND FROM WARD 7. I’VE LIVED AT YA PO AH TERRACE SINCE 2002. I’M NOT ONE THE BAD GUYS IN THE CARS. I TRIKE EVERYWHERE JUST TO TELL YOU. I WANT TO DO TWO THINGS. ONE IS TO THANK YOU FOR THE HELP THAT YOU’VE DONE SO FAR. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN IT WAS A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO MEET HUD STANDARDS, THEREFORE THESE 200 AND SOME PEOPLE WOULD NOT HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE AND YOU REALLY HELPED US GET THAT THING STARTED. AND THE GRATUDE ISN’T JUST FOR ME, LAST TIME I CAME HERE, I WAS KIND OF TALKING ABOUT ME, WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOBOUT LOW INCOME HOUSING, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MY ME. THAT’S WHERE I WAS. THIS TIME I’M HERE BECAUSE I TALKED TO THE RESIDENTS, AND THEY WERE VERY THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU’VE DONE SO THE SECOND THING, I WANT T TO SPEAK IN SUPPO OF THE REVOLUTION — THE RESOLUTION FOR APPROVING THE LOW INCOME PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION HOUSING. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT IS, THAT’S WHAT KELCEY TOLD ME TO SAY. I UNDERSTAND IT’S PART OF THE PIECE OF G GETTING OUR HUD BUILDING UP TO SCORE. I WANTED TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BI THESE ARE PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO INN THE LAST WEEK, WE HAVE POETS, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, WRITERS, WOWS, BUSINESSMEN, NURSES, AN AIRLINE FOOD SUPERVISOR. DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELORS, MUSICIANS, MINISTERS, FARMERS, WAITRESSES, PARALEGALS, FISHERMEN, ACTIVISTS, CATTLE RANCHERS, A AND WE HAVE TWO PEOE WHO AT ONE TIME SERVED ON THE CITY COUNCIL. SO WE AREN’T JUSTOW INCOME HOUSING, MY JOB IS TO TRY TO PUT A FACE ON THE DECISIONS THAT YOU MAKE, AND I’M ALSO HERE BECAUSE KELCEY PROMISED ME COOKIES. THANK Y. >> Mayayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I’M PHILIP DOKO. I WORK FOR THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN PORTLAND, OREGON, I’M THE PROJECT M MANAGR FOR THE REFINANCE AND REHABILITATION OF THE YA PO AH TERRACE. YA PO AH IS 50 YEARS O OLD. JUST BEEN VERY WELL MANAGED, BUT HAS NOT HAD A MAJOR RECAPITALIZATION IN 50 0 YEARS. AND IT WAS BUILT TO STANDARDS THAT ARE ALSO 50 YEARS OLD. SO WE HAVE PLANNED A $30 MILLION REHABILITATION. WE ARE FOCUSING OUR EFFORTS ON WORK THAT WILL IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE BUILDING. SO WE’RE GOING TO STRIP THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING OFF AND REPLACE THE OUTSIDE SKIN WITH INSULATED WALL PANEL, TRIPLE PANED WINDOWS, UPGRADE ELECTRICAL, AND UPGRADE — DO A MAJOR UPGRADE ON THE PLUMBING SYSTEM. WE WILL ALSO DO COMMON AREA IMPROVEMENTS, NEW FINISHES TO THE UNITS. OUR GOAL IS TO PUT THE BUILDING RIGHT FOR ANOER 40 YEARS, ESSENTIAY, BEFORE IT’S GOING TO NEED MAJOR RECAPITALIZATION. SECTION 18 AREN’TAL SUBSIDIES THAT APPPPLY TO 210 OF THE UNITS OUT OF THE 222 U UNITS IN THE BUILDING. WE ARE GOING TO DO A MAJOR REREFINANCE WITH USING AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDITS. AND BECAUSE WE NEED TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY FROM EVERGREEN UNION RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION, A SINGLE ASSET NONPROFIT CORPORATION, TO A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP IN ORDER TO SYNDICATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDITS, WE ARE GOING TO — WE HAVE A NEW OWNER OF THE BUILDING, AND BECAU THE EXISTING PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WAS GRANTED SO LONG AS THE PROPERTY DID NOT TRANSFER OWNENERSHIP, WE NOW ARE COMING O U TO ASK FOR A NEW TAX EXEMPTION. THAT TAX EXEMPTION PROVIDES ABOUT A 50-DOLLAR PER MONTH BREAKO ALL OF THE RESIDENTS. WITHOUT IT, WE ARE UNABLE T INCREASE THE RENTS BAUSE OF THE SECTION 8 RESTRICTIONS AND THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDIT RESTRICTIONS. IF WE DO NOT — IF THE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WERE NOT APPROVED, IT WOULD MAKE FOR ABOUT A TWO TOHREE MILLION DOLLAR HITIT ON OUR FINANCING PACKAGE. THANK YOU. >> M Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS CRYSTAL ABRAHM, I’M IN WARD TWO, I’M THE CHAIR OF THE EUGENE POLLINATOR PROTECTION COMMITTEE, WALZ THE POLLINATOR PROJTS MANNER AT BEYOND TOXICS. I’M HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE I WOULD L TO ADOPT THE BEE CITY U.S.A. RESOLUTION TO BECOME A BEE CITY AFFILIATE. THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON HAS RECENTLY ADOPTED THE BEE CAMPUSS RESOLUTION AND ARE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED AS A BEE FRIENDLY CAMPUS RIGHT HERE IN EUGENE, OREGON. IN OREGON, WE ALREADY HAVE ASHLHLAND, GOLD HILL, PHOENIX. LENT AND WILSONVILLE. ALL COMMITTED TO THEIR CERTIFICATIONS. ANNOUNCING THAT EUGENEE IS JOINING 70 OTHER BEE CITIES ACROSS THE U.S WILL REALLY HELP AMPLIF THE MESSAGE THAT BEES NEEDUR SUPPORT RIGHT NOW. OUR CITY CURRENTLY A REALLY AWOME JOB AT BUILDING NATIVE BEE HABITAT IN OUR OPEN PARKS AND SPACES AND MANAGING O OUR NATIVE POLLINATORS HABITAT WITHOUT BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES. I THINK WE SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR THESE EFFORTS AND JOIN BEE CITY U.S.A. AND CONTINUE TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HOW TO HELP OUR NATIVE POLLINATORS INTO THE FUTURE. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> SEAN BOWLS. 105 NORTH ADAMS, EUGENE. WAWARD 7. SPEAKING AS A PRIVATE CITIZEN. I HAD ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO ADDRESS A COUPLE OF ITEMS THIS EVENING, BUT FIND I CAN’T. I’VE REWORDED MY TESTIMONY TO A MORE GENERIC FORM. DOES THE CITY OF EUGENE HAVE ANESTHETIC? BASED ON THE LASTT SEVERAL YEARS OF RUN-AND-GUN DEVELOPMENT UNDERSTAND OR VALUE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES, THE ANSWER IS CLEARLY NO. CAPSTONE IS BUT ONE EXAMPLE. THE COUNCIL IS INCREASINGLY ASKED TO EMBRACE OUTSCALED UGLINESS IN THE GUISE OF PROGRESS. I’VE SUPPORTED SOME OF THESE PROJECTS IN THEIR INITIAL STAGES, T FOUND THAT MANY WERE VERY DIFFERE WHEN THEY CAME TO COCIL, ONE MIGHT ALMOST SAY BAIT AND SWITCH. CONVOLUTED PROPOSALS, WHICH REQUIRSUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO CODE, WOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY IFE HAD A DESIGN REVIEW PROCESS IN PLACE. IN LIGHT OF TESTIMONY AND SUPPORT OF SUCH PROJECT, FROM THE YOUNG BUSINESS BABITS, MANY OF WHOM SHOULD KW BETTER, DON’T RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER THE FEW PROTECTIVE STANDARDS AND ORDINANCES WE HAVE AVAILABLE. SAYING NO TO BAD PLANNING IS NOT BEING ANTIBUSINESS. BUT, RATR, IS A PROTECTION WHICH CITIZENS EXPECT FROM YOU. THE DEVELOPER WHO IS MAKE SUCH REQUESTS, I WOULD ASK FOR A RETURN TO THE DRAWING BOARD, LOOKING FOROMETHING THAT SATISFIES THE EXISTING CONSTRAINTS AND MAKES OUR COMMUNITY MORE BEAEAUTIFUL. UNTIL THEN, IT IS UP TO THE COUNCIL SAVE US FROM FURTHER FALL LEE, THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> DAVE P ICC ONI. YEAH, I BASICALLY WANT TO ASK OR SAY THAT I WOULD LIKE T TO BE AE SMOKE DOWNTOWN, TOBACCO. THERE’A BUDDHIST STORY WHERE THE MASTER — THE MASTER AND THE STUDENT WERE TALKING, AND THE MASTER ASKED THE STUDENT TO GO OUT AND GET HIM A PLANT THAT’T’S NOT MEDICINAL. THE STUDENT GOES OUT INTO THE FOREST, LOOKS AROUND, COMES BACK EMPTY HAND AND SAID EVERY PLANT HERE HAS A MEDICINAL VALUE. I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT, WELL, WHAT ABT POISON OAK OR POISON IVY AND THEN I LEARNED ABOUT HOMO PATHIC MEDICINE, WHICH ACTUALLY CONSISTS OF USING THE THING THAT IS HURTFUL TO YOU, BUT IN SUCH A SMALL DILUTION THAT ITS EFFECT IS THE OPPOSITE THAT WOULD NORMALLY HAPPEN AND YOU WOULD GET CURED. I JUST WANT TO ASK IF PEOPLE THAT SMOKE CIGARETTES WOULD PLEASE PUT THEIR CIGARETTES OUT WHEN THEY’RE DONE, PUT THEM IN THEIR POCKET, DON’T LITTER, IT MAKES US ALL LOOK BAD. IT’S ENVONMENTALLY BAD, AND THAT’S IT. THANK YOU. Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> GOOD EVENING, LEASE A ARKIN, I’M HERE TO ASK FOROUR SUPPORT TO MAKE EUGENE A BEE CITY, U.S.A. AND NEVER BEFORE HAS A CITY HAD SUCH A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE AND PROTECT A GRP OF SPEPECIES OF WILDLIFE UPON WHICH OUR OWN SURVIVAL IS SO TIGHTLY CONNECTED. THOSE ARE POLLINATORS, THERE ARE TWO REASONS AMONG THE MONEY WHY EUGENE SHOULD REALLY WELCOME THIS OPPORTUNITY. THE FIRST O ONE, IT SUPPORTS OUR CLIMATE RECOVERY PLAN BECAUSE BEES ARE IMPORTANT FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OVER 90 PERCENT OF ALL LIVING PLANTS AND TREES AND BUSHES THAT FLOWER. THEY NEED BEES TO CREATEHE NEXT GENERATION OF SEED SO THAT PLANT CAN CONTINUE. OF COURSE, PLANTS ARE DRAWING DOWN CARBON, ARE THEY NOT? THE SECOND REASON IS, BEES ARE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT FOR FOOD SECURITY. IN UNCERTAIN FUTURE, WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE FOOD, FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO PRODUCE FOOD IN SUCHH A WAY TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES. FOR EXAMPLE, IN WEST EUGENE, EWARN TO ENCOURAGE GARDENS FOR FAMILIES THAT ARE LOW INCOME AND ALSO LATINX FAMILIES. TWO OF MANY REASONS, I WANT TO SAY WE APPRECIAT THE DILIGENT AND HARD WORK OF CITY STAFF TO KEEP OUR PARKS AND OPEN SPACES FULL OF WONDERFUL HABITAT FOR BEES, I HOPE THAT YOU’LL NTINUE TO SUPPORT THAT. SO BE WONDERFUL BEE CITY IN THE YEARS TO COME AND THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> KRISTIN BARTELS, I’M WARD 5, MIKE CLARK’S WARD. I’D LIKE TO START BY THANKING YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THE CITY’S PROCESSES. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE DEFINITION OF COMPACTED MATERIAL IN THE SOLID WASTE ADMINISTRAVE RULE WILLIED TO EUGENE BUSINESSES EXPERIENCING INCREASED DISPOSAL COS AND HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON RECOVERY, THE PROPOSED CHANGES WILL CAUSE MANY COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY CUSTOMERS TO PAY 150 PERCENT MORE FOR THE SAME SERVICES, EVERXAM THOSE WHO HAVE HOMELESS GOING THROUGH TRASH W WILL HAVE COMPAPACTED R. THEY WILL BECOME A NIGHTMARE FOR HOLLERS ENFORCED BY THE CITY FAIRLY ACROSS THE BOARD. BESIDES BEING A CONCERNED CITIZEN OF EUGENE, I’M A MANAGER OF TEAM RECYCLE. TEAM RECYCLE WORKS PREVIOUSLY WITH BUSINESSES, MANY OF WHICH ARE MULTI-FAMILY PROPERT MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, WHERE MANY RESIDENT DON’T SEPEPARATE RECYCLING, THIS NEW DEFINITION WILL PREVENT THE RETRIEVAL OF HEAVAVY OR AWKWARD, TOXIC REPSYCHABLE ITEMS THAT CAN’T BE REMOVED FROM OUTSIDE THE CAN. THIS LIST INCLUDES TV’S, APPLIANCES, PAINTS, BATTERIES AND MANY OTHERS BURIED IN THE CANS AND SUBSEQUENTLY CONTAMINATE THE RECYCLING OR HARM OUR ENVIRONMENT W WHEN THEY GO INTO THE LANDFILL. LAST YEAR ALONE WE RECOVERED OVER 250,000 POUNDS OF REPSYCHABLE AND TOXIC MATERIALS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DISPOSED OF IMPROPERLY. BEFORE THE PROPOSED CHANGE, WE WERE ON TRACK TO RECOVER 500,00E CHANGE TO COMPACTING PASSES, THAT NUMBER WILL BE REDUCED BY A THIRD, THIS MEANS 150,000 POUNDS OF TOXIC AND REPSYCHABLE MATERIALS TEAM RECYCLE WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE RECOVERED TO WIL END UP IN THE LANDFILL THIS YEAR ALONE. OUR NEIGHBOR SPRINGFIELD, DOES NOT PROHIBIT THE RECOVERY OF THESE ITEMS AND WE EXPERIENCE A HIGHER TONNAGE. IT IS NOT IN ALIGNMENT FOR THE EUGENE IS KNOWN, I ASK THAT THE THE CITYANAGER’S OFFICE AND CITY COUNCIL CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF COMPACTED MATERIAL TO ALLOW THE RETRIEVAL OF RECYCLING AND TOXIC MATERIALS WITHOUT BEING CHARGED COMPACTED RATES. I ASKED THE DEADLINE BE EXTENDED SO WE HAVE TIME TO VET OUT THE POTENTIAL ENFORCEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC REPURCUSSIONSS WITH THE CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE. WE H HAVE COMMITTED TO WORKING TOWARDS BEING A CARBONN NEUTRAL CITY, THIS IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO UTILIZE AN INNOVATIVE SERVICEO MAKE THIS HAPPEN AND SET THE STANDARD FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY. >> Mor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> HI. DOWNTOWN.RLY GLADDEN, I LIVE FIRST, I’D LIKE TO PUT OUT A LITTLE CHALLENGE TONIGIGHT TO TE ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN THE ROOM TO REDUCE YOU CARBON EMISSIONS AND GET RID OF YOUR CAR. I HAVE HAD — BEEN CAR FREE FOR 27 YEARS, AND I THINK ALL OF YOU CAN N TOO, THAT WILL REALLY REDE OUR CARBON EMISSIONS, THE OTHER THING I’D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE COUNSEL, BECAUSE THE VOTE IS COMI UP TO SAY YES TO THE SMOKING BAN. THERETILL WILL BE PLACES IN THE DOWNTOWN FOR PEOPLE TO SMOKE. SEVERAL BUSINESSES HAVE VOICED THEIR OPINIONS ON WISHING TO OPT OUT. THOSE WILL BE NICE LITTLE SMOKING AREAS WHERE THOSE WHO WISH TO SMOKE CAN, THE REST OF US THAT LIKE TO BREATHE CLEAN AIR WILL BEBLE TO DO SO. IT’S FOR EVERYONE’S HEALTH, I’VE HEARD A LOT,, IT’S YOUR RIGHT TO SMOKE, IT’S MY RIGHT TO NOT HAVE TO BREATHE POLLUTED AIR. AND AS A CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO NOT HAVE TO BREATHE POLLUTED AIR. SO I’M GOING TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT. THE OTHER THING IS, WE REALLY NEED TO START ENFORCING OUR LAWS AGAINS DEALING DRUGS IN THIS TOWN. THERE IS A HUGE PROBLEM OUT THERE, AND IT’SS BEEN ALLOWED TO GO ON FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS, OPEN DRUG DEALING WITH NO CONSEQUENCES, EUGUGENE IS NATIONALLY KNOWN AS A PLACE YOU CAN DO WT YOU WANT, DEAL WHATEVER DRUGS YOU WANT, THIS HAS CAUSED A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH OUR YOUTH, WITH HOMELESSNESS. HEALTH WISE FOR PEOPLE. IT AFFECTS EVERY SINGLE ASPECT OF OUR COMMUNITY. THE LAWS NEED TO BE ENFORCED. AND IT’S MADE OUR TOWN DANGEROUS. I MEAN, THERE’S A TAX ON OUR BIKE PATHS, TODAY WHEN I GOT OFF THE BUS, THERE WAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF POLICE DOWN THERE NEAR THE BUS STATIONN AND EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT NECESSITY SHETY ATTACK. — MACHETE ATTACK. IT MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO CONVINCE OTHER PEOPLE IT’S SAFE DOWNTOWN. AND IT DOESN’T FEEL GOOD WHEN IT’S THAT CLOSE TO THE BUS STATION OR THAT CLOSE TO RESIDENCES O CLOSE TO THE LIBRARY OR LCC OR ANY OF THE BUSINESSES DOWN HERE THAT ARE REALLY TRYING TO MAKE A GO OF IT AND PROVIDING JOBS FOR PEOPLE, THOSE JOBS CAN’T KEEP LOT OF PEOPLE I HOUSING, AND GRANTED A LOT OF US ARE IN LOW IOME HOUSING, BUT A LOT OF US ARE WORKING PEOPLE IN LOW IOME HOUSING, AND, YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE IN, IS TO HAVE THAT JOB. AND SO WHEN YOU MAKE THE DOWNTOWN DANGEROUS LIKE THAT, YOU MAKE IT HARD FOR THOSE JOBS TO STAY DOWN HERE AND FOR PEOPLE TO SURVIVE. I THINK YOU NEED TOTART ADDRDRESSING THE DRUG ISSUE IN THIS TOWN AND ENFORCING THE LAWS, THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I AM PRESENTLY A HOMELESS, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF HOMELELES OUT THERE, THEY AREAKING THE BATHROOMS AWAY. THAT’S THE FIRST ISSUE, TWO, THERE ARE A LOT OF DRUGS AND THEY’RE NOT DOING ENOUGH TO CRACK DOWN ON THAT, THE FIRST POINT I DIDN’N’T MAKE THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE, THEY ARE BASICALLY JUDGING EVERY HOMELESS PERSON BASED O ON ONE LUMP SUM THEY AREN’T CONSIDERING THERE I A LOT OF INNOCENT PEOPLEUT THERE SUFFERING. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WANT TO DO PROGRAMS ANDON’T HAVE THE MEANS AND THE FINANCIAL BACKUP TO GET THE PROPERTY OR BUILDING TO DO SO. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT NEED HELP, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE ME AND ERIC THAT WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE DON’T GET THAT CHANCE. WE ARE BEING THROWN OUT OF TOWN, WE WANT TO SIT SOMEWHERE FOR TEN MINUTES, IT’S HOT OUTSIDE, 97 DEGREES OUTUT THERE. THERE IS NOWHERE FOR US TO BE. THE CITY OF EUGENE, I WAS RAISED HERE MY ENTIRE LIFE AND I CANNOT URGED HOW THIS TOWN HAS GOTTEN SOSO BAD AND CRUEL TO E HOMELESS. THERE’S A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE OUT THERE HELPING THE HOMELS, THERERE’S NOT ENOUGH. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OPPORTUNITY GIVEN TO GIVE THEM ALACE TO SLEEP. THEY HAVE LEFT U WITH TWO BATHROOM, ONE FOR DURING THE DAY AND ONE FOR AT NIGHT. STARBUCKS RECENTLY STAED OPENING THEIR BATHROOMS UP TO THE HOMELESS, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. IT’S NOT ENOUGH. WE TRY TO MAKE IT ENOUGH, BUT IT’S NOT. AND WE ARE BASICALLY CY BEING BLAMED FOROR WHAT THE BAD ONES OUT THERE ARE DOING, THE VIOLENCE. I TOTALLY AGREE THE VIOLENCE HAS GOT TO GO, THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS DOWNTOWN THAT ARE RUNAWAYS THAT NEED TO GO HOME BUT I HAVE A LOT OF S STRAY KIDS, A COUPLEF HUNDRED OF THEM, SOMEONE FROM THE AUTHORITY’S OFFICE NEEDSO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM, THEIR HOME LIFE IS ACTUALLY WORSE THAN LIVING ON THE STREET, CONSTANTLY STRUGGLING FOR A PLACE TO SLEEP, WE ARE GETTING TICKETS EVERY SINGL DAY, I HAVE TURNED INTO A CRIMINAL, MY WHOLE ENRE LIFE OF HAVING A CLEAN RECORDI NOW HAVE 13 TRESPASS CHARGES ON MY RECORD JUST FOR TRYING TO SLEEP IN THIS TOWN. WE NEED TO HELP T THEM INSTEAD F THROWING THEM OUT ON THE STREET EVENURTHER. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. IT’S A MAJOR PROBLEM. WE HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF IDEAS IF THERE’S SOMEBODY WILLING TO LISTEN. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. >> BRIAN WHITE WITH SANIPAC. I’M HERE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE CODEDE CLARIFICATIONS RELATED TO THE DEFINITION OF COMPACTED MATERIAL. I SENT ALL YOU FOLKS AEMO EARLIER TODAY THAT OUTLINES OUR THOUGHTS ON THESE ISSUES AND LOOK FORWARD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AT A LATER TIME. WE SPENT TIME WITH STAFF OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS CHATTING ABOUT THIS AND SO PLEASE REACH OUT OF THE TO THEM BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY CHANGES OR DECISIONS ON THIS IUE. TO BE CLEAR, WE DO NOT FEEL THE PROPOSED CLARIFICATION, THE DEFINITION HAS ANY EFFECT ON RECYCLING IN THE CITY OF EUGENE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. >> I ALWAYS SAY COUNCIL AND I HAVE TO APOLOGIZE BECAUSE iOS MAYOR VINIS. FIRST I GOT TO SAY IF THE TRASH COMPACTING THING CAN BE TABLED, TABLE IT AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY ON THE SAME PAGE, JUST LISTENING TO THE GIRL IN THE BLUE SHIRT. SECOND, THEHE CHAIN LINK FENCE THAT WENT AROUND THE AREA ON BROADWAY, IS THAT LIKE A SAFE SITTING ZONE THAT YOU CAN SIT AND YOU’RE INSIDE THE CHAINS OR IS THAT NOW A PLANT. NOR ARE THEOLICE, BUT THE BI2 MANAGEMENT SEEMS TO BE VERY SURE G ON THE SIDEWALK INSIDE THE CHAINS. PLEASE LOOK INTO THAT. I SENT YOU GUYS OFF A NOTE THAT WASHINGTON JEFFERSON PARK SITTING UNDER THE HIGHWAYS BETWEEN 4th AND 7th, CONSIDER ALLOWING SMOKING IN THAT PARK, CONSIDER EXTENDING THE CURFEW UNTIL1:00 IN THAT PARK AND ENFORCING IT A ENFOFORCING LITTER. I DON’T GO FOR LITTER. LIKE IF IS BLACK AND MILD T TIPS ON THE GROUND, I PICK THEM UP, BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY WILL BME ME FOR IT.T. DON’T ENFORCE SLEEPING, DON’T ENFORCE TRESPASSING AND PARK BANS THAT ARE IN OTHER PARKS, MAKE IT A SANCTUARY TE AREA. ON BEHALF OF SUE AND OCCUPY, THEY’RE MOVING TO A FACILITY IN SPRINGFIELD IN A COUPLE OF W WEEKS, BUT I’VE TALKED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE AND THEHEY THINK THAT BATHROOM CENTRAL IN EUGENE, BATHROOMS WITH SHOWERS AND OVERSIGHT AND I THINK OCCUPY WOULD BE A GREAT MATCH TO THAT IF YOU COULD CONSIDER IT. IT’S NOT HOSPITAL PROPERTY, IT’S A PROPERTY THAT THE CITY MIGHT HAVE AND PUT OCCUPY AS THE MODEL CONNECTION IN THAT LOCATION OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. COUNCILOR SEMPLE’S SUGGESTION, ANY PLACE TO SLEEP, ANY PLACE TO SLEEP, YOU HEARD THE SLEEP THING FROM ME BEFORE. THIS PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, ALMOST A MONTH, I’VE BEEN HOUSED INSIDE WITITH PEOPLE THAT ARE MOVING ONE TRANSITIONAL HOUSE TO ANOTHER AND I VOLUNTEERED TO HELP BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE OUT OF TOWN, ONE OF THE GUYS GOING TO BED, I WAS GOING TO BED SHORTLY AER HIM INSIDE AND I ALMOST SAID THE WORDS BE SAFE BECAUSE WHEN YOU’RE OTHE STREETS, THAT’S HOW YOU CLOSURE ENDING OF YOUR DAY WITH SOMEBODY, BE SAFE, BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT SAFE, THEY’RE NOT SAFE TO SLEEP, WE ARE NOT SAFE TO DO ANYTHING, MAKE IT SAFE, BE A CITY THAT DOESN’T PUT PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR M MARIJUANA OR BEING POURED OR UNHOUOUSED. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. THAT CLOSES OUR — THE PUBLIC FORUM, I HAVE COUNCILOR CLARK IN THE QUEUE, COUNCILOR SYRETT. COUNCILOR SEMPLE. ANYBODY ELSE? >> Clark: I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY COMING AND THEIR TESTIMONY THIS EVENING. MR. MANAGER, THE ISSUE ADDRESSED BY KRISTIN AND BY BRIAN, I BELIEVE, FROM SANIPAC. THE ISSUE OF COMPACTION RATES BEING ALTERED AND THE ELIMINATION OF RECYCLABLE RECOVERY FROM THE WASTE STREAM. MY UNDERSTANDING, I’VE ONLY HAD PRELIMINARILY INFORMRMATION SO FAR, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WAS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER TO ALTER THAT. IS THAT CORRECT? >> THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER. WE CAN GET YOU MORE INFORMATION ON THAT. JUST FOR AN FYI, THE COMMENT PERIOD IS EXTENDED BY A WEEK, THERE IS TIME FOR PEOPLE TO T ADDITIONAL COMMENTS IN. WE WOULD WELCOME THAT. AND WE WILL PROVIDE COUNCIL ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONN THIS TOPIC. >> Clark: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I GUESS THE OTHER Q QUESTION IS FOR CITY ATTORNEY. IF COUNCIL WANTS TO WEIGH IN AND ALTER AN ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER IN SUCH A CASE, WHAT ARE OUR GUIDELINES FOR DOING SO FROM A TIME PERSPECTIVE. IS THERE A CERTAININ AMOUNT OF TIME WE WOULD NEED TO WEIGH IN IF WE CHOSE TO ALTER THE ORDER? >> SO THE WAY THE CODE WORKS THERE’S SPECIFICALLY ONES THAT CAN GET PULLED UP FOR COUNCIL REVIEW, I DON’T BELIEVE THIS ONE FALLS IN THAT CATEGORY, WHERE YOUR POWER LIE, IF YOU DON’T LIKE AN ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER, YOUAN ADOPT A CODODE PROVISION THAT WOULD SUPERSEED IT. BUT MOST — THERE WAS VERY FEW FEES THAT ADMINISTRATIVE FEES THAT ACTUALLY HAVE A PROVISION IN IT FOR A REVIEW BY COUNCIL. AND THIS ISN’T ONE OFF THEM. >> Clark: AND SO YOU’RE SURE, YOU’RE NOT SAYING YOU THINK THIS IS, YOU’RE SAYING YOU’RE CERTAIN. THIS HAS NO REVIEW PROCESS CAPACITY BY COUNCIL? >> I WILL NOT SAY I’M CERTAIN, BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT IT THIS EVENING, I’M HAPPY TO FOLLOW UP AND DOUBLE-CHECK. >> AFTER WE GIVIVE YOU ADDITIONL INFORMATION ON THAT, IF THERE’S OUTSTANDING QUESTIONS OR IUES THE COUNCIL WANTS TO THANK ABOUT FROM A BROADER POLICY CONVERSATION, THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE CONVERSATION TO HAVE. >> Clark: WHEN DID YOU SIGN THE ORDER, DO YOU HAPPEN TO REMEMBER? >> THIS ONE IS STILL OPEN FOR COMMENT. >>>> RIGHT NOW IT’S A PROPOSED ORDER. >> Clark: I APOLOGIZE. >> I HAVEN’T SIGNED A FINAL ORDER ON IT. >> Clark: IT’S DUE TO BE REVIEWED ON WHAT DAY, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING IT, IT WAS GOING TO CLOSE ON THE EARLY PART OF AUGUST AND WE HAVE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT E EXTENDING IT AN ADDITIONAL WEEK, WE KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS THAT WANT ADDITIONAL COMOMMENTS. >> Clark: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR SYRETT. >> Syrt: THANK YOU, EVERYONE, WHO CAME TO SPEAK ON ALL THE RAISE REALLY GREAT IDEAS ANDPLE SOME OF THOSE WE MAY ACTUALLY PUT IO PLACE AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE, SO DON’T GIVE UP ON US. I WANTED TO PARTICULARLY THANK THEE FOLKS FROM YA PO AH TERRACE AS THE ACTIONS WE ARE ABOUT TO TAKE. IT’S THE VOTE TO APPROVE THE LOW INCOME TAX EXEMPTION THAT WILL HELP CONTINUE THE SUBSIDIZED HOUSING AT THE TERRACE THAT’S BEEN SO IMPORTANT TO KEEPING FOLKS THRE IN HOUSING AND IN MY WARD, SO ALTHOUGH I CAN’T TAKE MUCH CREDIT FOR IT BEING THERE, I AM REALLY PLEASED IT IS PART OF MY WARD, THANKS FOR COMING DOWN AND SHARING WITH US ABOUT THAT, AND I’M CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL P PASS THAT FOR US. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR >> Semple: THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR COMING OUT. I’LL M MISS YOU UNTIL SEPTEMBER. SO THINK OF LOTS OF GOOD THINGS TO SAY. I WOMEN BRING RALPH McDONALD AND THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION’S DECLARATION TO COUNCIL. I WANTED TO SHOUT OUTUT TO JOHN THELKING WHO COMES H HERE AND DS SO MANY CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE HELPFUL THINGS FOR SOME OF OUR DISENFRANCHISED SUFFERING PEOPLE, SO THANK YOU, JUNE. >> Mayor Vinis: ANY OTHER COUNCILORS WITH COMMENTS. I JUST WANT TO — SINCE THIS IS OUR LAST PUBLIC FORUM FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT, THANK YOU FOR THE CLIMATE CHANGE FOLKS, KEEPING US ON TRACK,RYING TO REMIND US AND THE FOLK WHO IS HAVE TESTIFIEIED AROUND HOMELESSNESS AND THE CHALLENGES THAT YOU’RE FACING, WE HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR AND TAKE IT VERY SERIOUSLY, WE LOOK FORWARD T TO WORKING WITH YOU AND OTHERS ON THAT. I’D BE HAPPYO TALK TO YOU. TO EVERYONE ELSE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING, AND I TNK THAT CLOSES THATT PART OF OUR MEETING, WE ARE READY TO MOVE INTO OUR FIRST AGENDA ITEM, THE CONSENT CALENDAR. >> Clark: I MOVE TO APPROVE THE ITEMS ON THE CONSENT CLEAN DER. >> Taylor: LIKE TO PULL ITEM E. >> Mayor Vinis: SECOND EXCEPT FOR ITEM E. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR EXCEPT FOR E.. THAT PASSES. YOU TO SPEAK TO ITEM E. >> Taylor: THE MANAGER’S SALARY INCREASE I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE ARE GIVING A RAISE OF $11,021 WHICH BRING THOSE SALER TO 235,000. THE RAISE IS EQUIVALENT TO THE ALMOST UP TO THE INCOME OF THE PEOPLE OF YA PO AH. I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT BEFORE. I KNOW WE HAVE FORMULA, BUT I THINK THAT IS TOO MUCH. >> Mayor Vinis: OTHEHER COMMENT, COUNCILOR SEMPLE. >> Semple: I JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT MAYBE AS PART OF PROCESS WE COULD REEXAMINE OUR EVALUATIONS OF OUR — OF THE MANAGER AND POLICE AUDITOR. I FIND THEM TO BE VETERAN COMFORTABLE AND NOT VERY INFORMATIVE AND PEOPLE DON’T PARTICIPATE EQUALLY, AND I’D LIKE US TO DO OUR VOTING AFTER WE LISTEN T EVERYBODY. SO THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD WORK AND ENJOY THAT MONEY. >> Mayor Vinis: ANY OTR COMMENTS. ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING CONSENT ITEM E? SEVEN. OPPOSED, ONE. THAT PASSES. OKAY. YOU VERY MUCH. NOW WE ARE READY TO ROLL INTO PUBLIC HEARINGND POSSIBLE ACTION, MANAGER? >> THANK YOU, MAYOR, THIS HAS TO DO WITH A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COMCAST FRANCHISE AGREEMENT, THE CITY OF EUGENE, CITY OF SPRIRINGFIELD AND LANE COUNTY TOGETHER HAVE GRANTED COMCAST OF OREGON A NONEXCLUSIVE PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY USE FRANCHISE FOR THE OPERATION OF A CABLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION OR MPC IS THE ENTITY DESIGNATED BY THE THREE JURISDICTIONS TO OVERSEE THE FRANCHISE. THE EXISTED FRANCHISE EXPIRES AUGUST 1, 2018 AND WE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING THE RENEWAL TERMS FOR THE PAST YEAR AND HAVE PROVIDED PROGRESS UPDATES TO MPC. WE EXPECT TO COMPLETE THE NEGOTIATION IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. THIS IS TO RECEIVEPLEX COMMENT. EXTENDING THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT UNTIL JANUARY 1, PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE ORDINANCE AND COUNCIL IS BEING REQUESTED TOO TAKE ACTION ON THE ORDINANCE IT WOULD ONLY EXTEND THE TERM OF THEFTERNOON CHOICE, ALL OTHER TERMS REMAIN THE SAMENTIL A NEW AGREEMENT IS NEGOTIATED. >> Mayor Vinis: THANK YOU. DODO WE HAVE ANY — WE DON’T HAE ANYONE SIGNED UP TO TESTIFY. SO THATT CLOSES THAT PUBLIC HEARING. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM COUNCIL ABOUT THIS ITEM NO.O. ALL RIGHT. DOES ANY COUNCILOR OBJECT TO TAKING ACTION TONIGHT. COUNCIL PRESIDENT. >> Clark: I MOVE TO ADOPT COUNCIL BET 5197. >> Taylor: SECOND. >> Mayor Vinis: ALL IN FAVOR. EIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THAT PASSES. OKAY. NOW WE ARE ROLLING INTO THREE ACTIONS, SO I’M GOING TO DO A LITTLE INTRODUCTION TO THAT. THE CITY COUNCIL IS ACTING IN ITS QUASI-JUDICIAL ROLEE IN REVIEWING THE SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITATIONSRIZONA, WE CLOSED TOW RECORD ON JULY 16, 2018. HOWEVER,FTER THE RECORDS WERE CLOSED, CITY COUNCILORS CONTINUED TO RECEIVE E-MAILS OPPOSING THE PROPOSED SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITATION AND GORDON HOTEL SIGN ORDINANCES. THERE ARE TWO L LEGAL ISSUES WE NEED TO ADDRESS REGARDING THESE E-MAILS. FIRST, EX-PARTE CONTACTS AND SECOND, WHETHER THE E-MAILS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE RECORD. FIRST WE NEED TO FIND OUT WHETHER ANANY OF YOU ACTUALLY RD THE MAILES. IF YOU DID, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND SO I CAN CALL YOU TO DESCRIBE THE SUBSTANCE OF THE E-MAIL YOU READ, WILL ASK YOU WHETHER ITEM PAIRED YOUR ABILITY TO BE PARTIAL. I HAVE — BASICALLY EVERYBODY. SO WE’LL JUST WORK OUR WAY DOWN THE ROW. START WITH YOU, COUNCILOR SEMPLE. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE E-MAT YOU REDREAMS I READ E-MAILS BOTH IN FAVOR AGAINST ALL THE STUFF ABOUT THE PROJECT AT 5th STREET. I WAS IN NO WAY SWAYED. >> Mayor Vinis: OKAY. SO THAT ANSWERS THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER OUR IMPARTIAL. COUNCILOR EVANS. >> Evans: SAME COMMENT AS COUNCILOR SEMPLE. BOTH FOR AND AGAINST. DOESN’T CHANGE MY MIND. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR ZELENKA. >> Zelenka: SAME GOES FOR ME. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR TAYLOR. >> Taylor:r: BE HARD TO SAY THAT NOTHING ANYONE SAID DIDN’T CHANGE MY MIND, BUT IT WOULD BE HARD TO SAY NOTOTHING AFFECTED Y OPINION. >> Mayor Vinis: THE QUESTION IS CAN YOU STILL BE IMPARTIAL. >> Taylor: YES, I CAN BE IMPARTIAL. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR CLARK. >>lark: I READ SOME 4 AND AGAINST AND HAVE THE EXACT SAME CAPACITY TO BE IMPARTIAL. >> Mayor Vinis: CARRIAGE YEH. >> Yeh: SAME. I FEEL LIKE I’M ABLE TO BE IMPARTIAL. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR PRYOR. >> Pryor: IT HAS NOT AECTED MY ABILITY TO BE IMPARTIAL. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR SYRETT. >> Syrett: I READ E-MAILS BOTH FOR AND AGAINST AND IT DID NOT IMPAIR MY ABILITY TO BE IMPARTIAL. >> Mayor Vinis: : I WILL SAY THT I READ SOME FOR AND AGAINST, AND IT HAS NOT CHANGED MY CAPACITY TO BE IMPARTIALAL. OKAY. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAHAT EARLIE TODAY CITY STAFF CONTACTED REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OBI COMPANIES TO NOTIFY THEM OF THEIR RIGHT TO PROVIDE A REBUTTAL AT TONIGHT’S MEETING. I UNDERSTAND THAT OBI COMPANIES HAVE COMMUNICATED IN WRITING TO CITY STAFF THAT OBI COMPANIES HAVE CHOSEN NOT TO REBUT THE EX-PARTE CONTACTS. OKAY. THE SECOND ISSUE, WE NEED TO ADDRESS ETHER THE E-MAILS SHSHOULD BE INCLUDED IN E RECORD I’M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO THE CITY ATTORNEY. >> I HAVAVE EXTENT CITY ATTORNEY LAUREN SUMMERS HERE THAT WILL HELP US THROUGH THIS PROCESS, GIVE A LITTLE — JUST A A QUICK BRIEF OF HOW THIS AFFECTS THE RECORD AND WHAT RECORD WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. >> GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND COUNCILORS. AS YOU KNOW, THE RECORDS FOR BOTH OF THESE ORDRDINANCESLOSED AND THE RECORD FOR PURPOSES OF A QUASI-JUDICIAL LAND USE DECISION SUCH AS THE SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITTATION AND THE PROPOSED SIGN ORDINANCE CONSTS OF ALL THE MATERIAL THAT IS PLACED BEFORERE AND NOT RECTED BY THE DECISION MAKER, IN THIS CASE, YOU ARE THE DECISION MAKER. IN OER TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ACTION TONIGHT, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU NOTONSIDER THE MATERIALS THAT WERE SUBMITTED TO YOU AFTER THE RECORD CLOSED. THERE’S A MOTION IN FRONT OF YOU THAT WILL DO THAT. >> M Mayor Vinis: OKAY,. >> Clark: I MOVE TO REJECT ALL TESTIMONY RECEIVED BY THE CITY REGARDRDING THE PROPOSED SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITATATION ORDINANCE ANDHE PROPOSED GORDON HOTEL SIGN ORDINANCE NOTED CA18-3. FOLLOWING THE CLOSE OF THE RECORD FOR THOSE ORDINANCES ON MONDAY, JULY 16, TO 18. >> Taylor: SECOND. >> Mayor Vinis: I HAVE COUNCILOR ZELENKA IN THE CUE TO COMMENT. ANYBODY ELSE. >> Zelenka: IF NO COUNCILOR WAS SWAYED BY THE TESTIMONY THAT WAS PRESENTED, WHYHY DO WE HAVE TO REJECT IT. >> G GOOD QUESTION. IF YOU WERE TO THE REASON IS THE RECORD WAS CLOSESED. YOU HAVE SAID YOU ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW EVIDENCE, THAT YOU’RE NOT LEARNING NEW THINGS ABOUT THESE PROPOSED ORDINANCES. IF YOU DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE EVIDENCE THAT HAS COME IN TO YOU SINCE THE RECOR CLOSED, YOUOU WOULD NEED TO REOPEN THE RECORD AND ALLOW OTHER FOLKS TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN. >> Zelenka: BASICALLY NOT FAIR, I GET IT. >> Mayor Vinis: ARE YOU CLEAR, ANY — QUESTION. >> Taylor: DOES THAT MEAN WE COULD OPEN THE RECORD IF WE WANTED TO. >> I’M SORRY, YES, COUNCIL HAS THE ABILITY TO OPEN THE RECORD IF YOU WANT TO, IF YOU DO SO, ACTION ON THESERDINANCES TAKE TONIGHT. >> Clark: GIVE THE APPEALS COURT A LOAD OF FUN. >> Taylor: I THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA. >> Mayor Vinis: MOTION AND SECOND. >> Taylor: I MOVE TO REOPEN THE RECORD. >> Mayorinis: A MOTION AND SECOND ON THE TABLE TO MOVE TO REJECT ALL TESTIMONY. SO IF YOU WANT TO MOVE TO AMEND THE MOTION TO — SUBSTITUTE. >> Taylor: MOVE TO SUBSTITUTE. >> Mayor Vinis: REOPEN THE RECORD, HOWONG WOULD YOU WANT TO DO THAT FOR? >> Taylor: UNTIL OUR FIRST MEETING IN SEPTEMBER.. >> Mayor Vinis: THERE ARE SOME- I’M ASKING ABOUT 180 DAYS BECAUSE THE’S. >> 120 DAYS, IT EXPIRES IN AUGUST. >> Mayor Vinis: THE MOTION WOULD BE M MOVE TO SUBSTITUTE TO LEAVE THE RECORD OPEN FOR BOTH — BOTH OF THE RECORDS UNTIL THE FIRST MEETING IN SEPTEMBER, IS THAT YOUR MOTION? OKAY. IS THERE A SECOND FOR THE SUBSTITUTE? SO WE ARE BACK TO THE INITIAL MOTION BECAUSE THERE’S NO SECOND FOR THAT ONE. ALL RIGHT. EVERYONE READY TO VOTE ON THE ORIGINAL MOTION. ALL. >> WAIT A MINUTE. >> Semple: ALL OF A SUDDEN GOT CONFUSED. VOTING ON THE HEIGHT LIMITATION. >> Mayor Vinis: VOTING TO REJECT MY TESTIMONY THAT CAME AFTER THE RECORD WAS CLOSED. >> Semple: THANK YOU. I’M BACK ON TRACK. . >> Mayor Vinis: ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION. SEVEN. OPPOSED? ONE. OKAY. SO THAT PASSES. SO WE ARE CLEAR WITH THAT. AND NOW WE CAN ACTUALLY PROCEED TO THE BUSINESS AT HAND. OX. SO THE FIR ACTION ITEM IS ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITATION AREA AND AMENDING SECTION 9.6715 OF THE ONLY CODE 1971. I COME PRESIDENT, I’M GOING TO PUTT THE MOTION ON THE TABLE. >> Clark: YES. I MOVE TO ADOPT COUNCIL BILL 51 ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE SKINNER BUTTE HEIGHT LIMITATION AREA. >> Taylor: SECOND MARYLAND ANY DISCUSSION, NEED FOR CLAIR FIGURESES BEFORE WE VOTE? COUNCILOR SEMPLE. >> Semple: I LIK THIS PROJECT A LOT, I LIKE THE DRAWINGS OF IT. I DON’T MIND THAT THE BUILDING HAS A TOWER ON IT. NEED ANOTHER 5 FEET TO MAKE A STORY, SORY IS LIKE 10 TO 1515 FEET IN A REGULAR BUILDING. I SEE THIS BUILDING HAS A TALL FIRST F FLOOR WHICH MAKES SENSEN A HOTEL. IN SEVEN STORIES, I BET YOU COULD UEAK OUT FIVE FEET. I THINKHE DESIGN COULD GO FORWARD WITHOUT THE CHANGE, SINCE 30 FEET IS A GOOD TWO STORIES, I DON’T REALLY WANT TO SEE THAT STREET FILLED WITH BUILDINGS THAT TALL. I’M DISCOURAGED WHEN YOU WANT 5 FEET, YOU ASKED FOR 30 BECAUSE YOU’RE REALLLLY ASKING FOR SOMETHG ELSE, I DON’T LIKE TO MIX UP THE ISSUES, WE HAVE ANN ISSUE ABOUT HEIGHT, AND WE HAVE AN ISSUE ABOUT A SIGN, BUT IT’S CONVOLUTED BECAUSE YOU COULD PUT THE SIGN ON OR ON TOP WITH THIS HEIGHT LIMITATION. I THINK IF YOU WANT 5 FEET, YOU SHOULD ASK FOR 5 FEET, I’M NOT INCLINED TO VOTE FOR THIS. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR ZELENKA. >> Zelenka: BETTER FITS IN THE NEXT ONE, BUT I’LL ASK IT ANYWAY. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE SIGN ORDINANCE CHANGE, IF THE HEIGHT LIMITATION IS APPROVED, THAT THEY COULD BUILD WALLS AND PUT A SIGN ON IT, AND THAT WOULD BE PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE. >> THAT IS THE CASE. THE SIGN CODE ALLOWS FOR WALL SIGNS, AND WE HAVE EXAMPLES, THE HILTON HAS A SIGN, EUGENE HOTEL WAS BROUGHT UP IN TESTIMONY. >> Zelenka: THE REALESTIMONY IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANT AN OPEN, TRANSPARENT SIGN THAT HAS NO WALLS AROUND IT OR ONE THAT’S ON A WALL? >> IF THE HEIGHT IS NOT AN ISSUE. >> Zelenka: PROVIDED THE HEIGHT IS NOTN ISSUE, THAT’SOOD. ONCE WE PROVE THE HEIGHT, THEN THE SIGN COUOULD BE PUT UP ON TH WALLS, BUT IF WE PREFER TO SEE IT OPEN, ON ARELLIS SYSTEM, THEN WE WOULD GRANT THEM THE EXEMPTION? THEY COULD TURN AROUND AND BUILD IT ANYWAY? >> THEY WOULD — I’M NOT SURE IF THE DESIGN EXACTLY AS PROPOSED WOULD BE ABLE TO GO FORWARD, THEY WOULD HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THE SIGN CODE. BUT YES. >> Zelenka: OKAY, THANK YOU. AND SO — I DON’T KNOW THAT WE ARE ACCOMPLISHINGNYTHING BY VOTING A AGAINST IT. I’D RATHER HAVE OPEN SIGN THAN A WALLED SIGN, BUT I THINK IT’S — IF I HAD THE CHOICE BETWEEN THE TWO, THAT’S MORE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING TO ME, AS FAR AS THE HEIGHT LIMITATION CONCERNED, THIS IS A MINOR ADJUSTMENT TO IT. SO I’M IN FAVOR OF THAT AS WELL. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR SYRETT. >> Syrett: I THINK IT’S IMPOPORTANT AND DISAGREE WITH THOSE WHO HAVE SAID THAT THESE TWO ISSUES ARE BEING CONFLATED SOMEHOW, THEY ARE TWO SEPARATE ISSUES, MY UNDERSTANDING IS THIS HEIGHT LIMITATION WOULD APPLY TO N EXEMPTION FOR THIS PROPOSED BUILDING. IS THATT CORRECT? >> THAT IS CORRECT. IT WAS A STAFF RECOMMENDATION THAT FIXED THE HEIGHT AT THE 53. THAT WAS NOT SOMETNG THAT WAS SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR BYY THE DEVELOPERS. >> Syrett: IT WOULD APPLY TO ANY FUTURE DEVELOPMENTNT ALONG THIS CORRIDOR. YOU KNOW, I THINK THE HEIGH PROTECTION HAS BEEN A GOOD ONE TO PROTECT THE VIEW SHED OF THE BUTTTTE. BUT I THINK THAT THIS MODIFICATION WILL NOT CREATE AN UNDUE HARM TO THAT VIEW SHED AND IT’S GOING TO ASSIST US IN OUR GOALS OF GROWING UP IN OUR URBAN CORE, WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AS A HIGH PRIORITY TO CREATE MORE HOUSING DOWNTOWN. SO I THINK IT’S POSSIBLE TO THINK ABOUT IT IN THAT CONTEXT AND NOT ABOUT SOME KIND OF SPECIAL DISPENSATION WE ARE GIVING TO ONE PROJECT, IT’S SOMETHING THAT I THINKNK IT’S A SMALL SECTION OF TOWN, BUT WE COULD ACHIEVE SOME OF OUR HOUSING GOALS BY ALLOWING THIS INCREASED HEHEIGHT THERE. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR CLARK. >> Clark: OTHER THAN THE AESTHETIC OF THE VIEW SHED, IS THERE ANY REASONABLE ARGUMENT TO BE MADE FOR A HEIGHT LIMITATION IN OUR DOWNTOWN CORE. >> AN ADDITIONAL HEIGHT LIMITATION BEYOND THE EXISTING ZONING. >> Clark: HAVING IN THE FIRST PLACE. LET ME GET YOU OFF THE HOOK AND MAKE MY POINT INSTEAD. FOR YEARS I HAVE BEEN ARGUING THE COMMUNITY, SHOULD, AT LST FOR HOUSING BEING GROWING OUT IN A REASONABLE MANNER AS IT GROWS UP AS WELL. JUST A BALANCED APPROACH BUT THIS COMMUNITY HAS SAID LOUDLY AND CLEARLY, WERE NOT GOING TO GROW OUT, WE’RE GOING TO GROW UP IN OUR CORE. SO ANY ARGUMENT AT ALL THAT WE SHOULDN’T BE GROWING UP TALL IS SILLY. THESE FOLKS ARE PROVIDING A REALLY NICE WAY TO DO THAT. IN JUST THE RIGHT PLACE. I THINK. >> Mayor Vinis: OKAY. ON SCHOOL S COUNCIL TAYLOR. Taylor: IF WE APPROVEVE THE HEIGHT EXEMPTION, ARE WE APPROVING A SIGN ON TOP OF THE BUILDIDING? >> Mayor Vinis: TWO DIFFERENT PIECES. >> NO. >> Taylor: AREHEY ABLE TO PUT THE SIGN ON TOP OF THE BUILDING IN THAT HEIGHT. >> IF YOU APPROVE THE HEIGHT, THEY WOULD BEE ABLE TO BUILD A STRUCTURE ON TOP OF THEOOF AS THEY’VE DESIGNED THE BUILDING. THE STRUCTURE COULD BE SIMILAR TO THE ONE AT THE EENE HOTEL. IT COULD BE BASICALLY A BOX AND THEY COULDUT A SIGN ON THE WOULD ALLOW THE SIGN TO BEAT CLASSIFIED AS A WALL SIGN INSTEAD OF A ROOFTOP SIGN. SOUR ACTION FOR A HEIGHT AMENDMENT WOULD NOT ALLOWHEM TO PUT A SIGN ON TOP OF THE BUILDING, IT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO BUILD A STRUCTURE ON TOP OF THE ROOF THAT THEY COULD THEN PUT A SIGN ON. >> Taylor: HOW ABOUT THE LIGHTING OF THE SIGN, WOULD THAT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THAT? >> I’M NOT SURE THE SPECIFICS THEY PROPOSED. THEY WOULD HAVE TO FOLLOW OUR SIGN CODE, IT’S SIMIL TO ANY OTHER WALL SIGN IN THE CITY, WHERE IT FOLLOWS L LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS. >> Taylor: IF WE VOTE FOR THE HEIGHT EXEMPTION AND AGAINST THE SIGN, WHAT’S THE EFFECT, IT WILL BE A WALL SIGN? >> THEY WOULD — THEY WOULD PROBABLY BUILD A WALL SIGN, IT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO DO FOUR SIDES OF THE WALALL IF THEY WANTED, SO THEHEY MIGHT END UP PUTTING UP FOUR SIGNS INSTEAD OF A SINGLE SIGN. WHAT THEY DO IS NOT SOMETHING WE WOULD BE SPECIFICCING. >> Taylor: THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. I HAVE ROUND TWO, ALAN. >> Zelenka: RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET IS THE HILTON. AND I WAS TRYING TO FIND IF I CAN SEE THAT IN HERE, IT’S ANOTHER PACKET. WHAT’S THE HEIGHT OF THE HILTON COMPARED TO THIS NEW HEIGHT LIMITATION ACROSTHE STREET FOR SEVERAL BLOCKS ON 6th? >> IT IS ABOUT 150 FEET, WHICH IS WHAT’S ALLOWED IN THE C3 ZONE, THE PROPOSAL WOULD ALLOW THE BUILDINGS ON THE NORTH SIDE OF 6th TO GO UP TO ABOUT 110 FEET. THE ONE OTHER CLARIFICATION IS THAT IT WOULD BE AN ABSOLUTE MAX OF ALLLL STRUCTURE, SO ANYWHER ELSE IN THE CITY, YOU’RE ALLOWED TO EXCEED THE STATED HEIGHT LIMIT FOR ANTENNAS OR OTHER — THE ELEVATOR BOXES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. BOTH AS IT IS NOW AND AS IT IS PROPOSED, THE HEIGHT LIMITS WOULD BE ABSOLUTE MAXES, SO NO TOWERS, ANTENNAS OR SATELLITE DISHES CAN EXCEED THE HEIGHT. >> Zelenka: 40 F FEET BELOW THE HILTON? >> S, 40 FEET. >> Zelenka: MAYBE MORE IF YOU ADDED OTHER STUFF ON TOP OF THE BUILDING. AY. THANKS. THAT’S RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET. >> Mayor Vinis: ARE WE READY TO VOTE ON THIS ACTION OKAY. ALL IN FAVOR? EIGHT. IT PASSES. THANK YOU. SO THE NEXT RELATED ACTION AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING A ROOF SIGN FOR PROPERTY IDENTIFIED A MAP/TAX LOT 17-03-31-11Y 02 THE 000. >> Clark: IOVE TO ADOPT. >> Taylor: SECOND. >> Mayor Vinis: DISCUSSION ON THIS I ITEM OR QUESTNS. COUNCILL SEMPLE. >> Semple: WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS, I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE ME ON, KIND OF A SOFT RED, OLD FASHIONED NEON, NOW I READ IT’S GOING T BE LED. THAT KIND OF MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ME, I DON’T KNOW IF ANYBODY CAN GIVE ME ANY MORE INFORMATION. I KNOW IT’S MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT, BUT I JUST WONDER HOW IT’SOING TO ACTUALLY LOOK. THE PICTURE LOOKS KIND OF NEON TUBING, IS IT — IT COULD BE FLASHING RED LIGHTS, SLEEP HERE, SLEEP HERE. >> Mayor Vinis: DOES STAFF HAVE ANY INSIGHTS TO OFFEFER ON THIS? >> I THINK WILL IS LOOKING. >> Mayor Vinis: RIGHT. >> Semple: I ASSUME THERE’S NO LIMIT ON HOW BRIGHT YOU CAN B SO… IS THE SIGN WHAT WE SAW, SAYS EUGUGENE, GORDON HOTEL.. NO LEAPING CHICKEN OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE MEOTE FOR IT. >> THE WAY THAT THE CODE — THE ORDINANCE IS WRITTEN WOULD BE INSTEAD — WOULD BE TO DEFINE IT BY THE CRITERIA INHE ORDINANCE, WHICH IS ABOUT THE AREA, THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE SIGN, THE OPAQUENESSR SOLIDITY OF THE SIGN, THE MOUNTING HEIGHT AND THEN THAT MUST APPLY BY THE STRUCTURAL CODES, NO REQUIREMENT THAT IT MUST SAY ANYING SPECIFIC OR THAT IT MAY OR MAY N. >> Semple:e: I LIKE THE LEAPING CHICKENS. I I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT WHITE STAGAG WAS PORTLAND COMPAY MAKING SKIWEAR, IT WAS SOLD, AND THEN IT WAS SOLD AGAIN TOO WALMART, AND WHITE STAG IS ONE OF THEIR WOMEN’S CLOTHING LINES, SO WHEN YOU S SEE THAT LEAPING WHITE STAG, YOU’RE SEEING AN AD FOR WALMART. SO ANYWAY, I’M JUSUST WDERING ABOUT THIS SIGN SINCE IT’T’S — IT’S COULD HAVE MOVING LIGHTS, COLORED LIGHTS AND SEEMS LIKE IT HAS A LOTOT OF LEEWAY AS TO WHAT IT COULD ACTUALLY BE, JUST AS A LITTLE BIT OF CONCERN FOR ME, IT’S A LOT OF LIGHT, IT’S DOWNTOWN, YOUNOW, I BET THE SAME THING IS TRU IF THERE’S A SIGN AGAINST THE BUILDING. JUST DON’T KNOW HOW GLARING IT WILL BE, AND THERE’S ONE — DON’T GLARE OR DON’T HAVE A SIGN, I FIND THIS VERY CONFUSING, THIS ONE, MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE CAN SPEAK. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR SYRETT. >> Syrett: THIS WOULD BE A SPECIFIC WAIVER FOR THIS PROJECT AND NOT A CHANGE OF OUR SIGN CODE, CORRECT? >> CORRECT. >> Syrett: I’M IN SUPPORT OF GRANTING THIS WAIVER, THIS TOPIC HAS POINTED OUT TO MEE THE NEED TO REVIEW OUR SIGN CODE. WHY DO WE REQUIRE SIGNS TO BE MOUNTED ON T THE SIDES OF BUILDINGS RATHER THAN HAVING THE OPTION OF ONE MOUNTED ON A ROOF. I DOUBT ANYONE IN THIS ROOM CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION. I FEEL IFE CAN’T PROVIDE SOME RATIONALE, I QUESTION WHY WE HAVE THEM. SO I AGREE WITH ANOTHER FORME CITY COUNCILILOR WHO SPOKE THIS EVENING, PERHAPS IT’S TIME FOR TO DEVELOP A DESIGIGN REVIEW PROCESS TO HELP INFORM SOME OF THESE DECISIONS SO WE ARE NOT FACED WITH MAKING EEPTIONS AND SITUATION AT A TIME.NGS — ONE IN REGARDS TO THE SPECIFIC PROJECT, I I CANNOT PREDICT, AS SOME FOLK WHO IS CAMEE AND SPOKE ATHE PUBLIC HEARING, THAT WHETHER OR NOT THIS SIGN WILL BE A FUTURE MARKER THAT OUR DOWNTOWN IS THE PLACE TO BE, BUT I CAN SAY, I THINK IT WILL BE CHARACTER TO THE PROJECT THAT WOULDN’T BE PROVIDED BY SETTING THE SIGN ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING ITSELF. SO THAT’S WHY I’M VOTING IN SUPPORT OF IT. >> Mayoror Vinis: COUNCILOR PRY. >> Pryor: THANK YOU. I THINK THAT THE NOTION OF REVIEWING OUR SIGN CODE IS A GOOD ONE I THINK WE SHOULD PROBABLY DO THAT, I THINK THIS HAS RAISED A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT IT. I THINK THE PLANNING COMMISSION, RT OF THEIR WAY THEY WENT ON THIS IS BECAUSE THEY THINK WE SHOULD STICK WITH THE CODE OR ELSE REVIEW THE CODE, IT WAS RELY A MESSAGE TO US WE SHOULD PROBABLY R REYOUR OUR SIGN CODE. WITH REGARD TO WHETHER THE SIGN SHOULD BE TRANSPARENTS O OR ON E SISIDE OF A STRUCTURE. I THINK IT’S A MORE TRACTIVE SIGN, I THINK THAT’S PROBABLY THE BETTER WAY TO GO. AS TOHAT WOULD BE ACTUALLY ON THE SIGN, WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE WHOLE THING ABOUT HOW WE CAN’T CONTROL CONTENT, I GET THAT P PART. I’M IMAGINING IF I WERE BUILDING A HOTEL AND I WERE PUTTING A SIGN ON TOP OF THE HOTEL, I WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO PUT A SIGN THAT TELLS PEOPLE JUST THE NAME OF MY HOTEL RATHER THAN A DANCING CHICKEN. UNLESS THE DANCING CHICKEN HAS THE NAME OF THE HOTEL UNDERNEATH IT. BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S THE GORDON HOTEL, I FIGURE THERE’S PROBABLY NOT A PLACE FOR THE CHICKEN TO BE IN THE GORDEN HOTEL SIGN. HOW BRIGHT I IT IS IS ANOTHER QUESTION, I THINK IT WOULD PROBABLY — KNOWING THE I DIDN’T KNOW AT THE 5th, IT’S AN TRACTIVE SIGN FOR A HIGH END — ATTRACTIVE SIGN FOR A HIGH END HOTEL. THE BIFF, FLASHY NEON, I DON’T THINK THAT WOULD BE THE KIND OF SIGN THAT WOULD BE HERE. I’M REASONABLY CONFIDENT T THATA TRESTLE SIGN WOULD LOOK BETTER THAN A BLDING, THAT PROBABLY THE GORDON HOTEL IS A REASONABLE CONTENT FOR THE SIGN, I THINK PROBABLY DONE IN A TASTEFUL WAY. I’M COMFORTABLE SUPPORTING IT. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR YLOR. >> Taylor: I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE MORE TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS, RATHER THAN MAKING AN EXCEPTION FOR ONE PROJECT. I AGREE THAT IF WE HAVE TO DECIDE NOW, APPARENTLYE ALREADY DECIDED WHEN WE DID THE HEIG EXEMPTION, THAT THEY COULD PUT A SIGN AS HIGH AS THEY WANT TO, RIGHT? >> THEY N PUT A SIGN UP TO THAT HEIGHT JUSTIFY 55-30 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, YES. >> Taylor: IF I THOUGHT IT WOULD WORK, I’D MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE, BUT THAT’S WHAT I TRTRIED ALREADY. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE SIGN’S GOING TO BE LIKE. IF — I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD DO IT FOR JUST ONE DEVELOPER. IF IT’S POSSIBLE, THEN IT WOULD BE FOR ERYBODY. THANK YOU. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR CLARK. >> Clark: THANK YOU, MAYOROR, I AGREE WITH WHAT SEVERAL OF MY COLLEAGUES SAID TONIGHT, ANDND I MAY HAVE MISSED IT, BUT I DID ASK FOR A WORK SESSION POLL ON THE REVIEWING THE SIGN CODE, SO I HOPE WE’RE GOING TO SEE THAT AY SHOULD HAVE — I PROBABLY DROPPED THE BALL. I SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED U UP WITH BETH, SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. I WANT TO P OUT A WORK SESSION POLL ON REVIEWING SIGN CODE IN THE FALL, THE DANCING CHICKEN IDEA. ANYBODY HERE KNOW WHATHE 5th STREET PUBLIC MARKET WAS W WHENT WAS ORIGINALLY — SO CASEY — THINK ABOUT ART HERE, MAN. SO WHO KNOWS? THANKS, GUYS. >> Mayor Vinis: COUNCILOR ZELENKA. >> Zelelenka: ACTUALLY HAVING TS BE AN EXEMPTION OR A UNCODIFIED ORDIDINANCE, IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING, IT ALLOWS US TO DO A CASE BY CASE BASIS, I THINK THAT’S THE WAY THIS SHOULD BE DECIDED. DO YOU KNOW IF THEIGN CODE WOULD ALLOWT TO BLINK? >> I DON’T KNOW THAT. >> Zelenka: I HOPE IT DOESN’T. WE CAN ADDRESS IT THAT IF IT DOES IN THE SIGN CE REVISIONS WHICH IS NOT EXACTLY ON MY TOPOP 100 THINGS TO DO. WHICH DIRECTION WOULD THE SIGN BE FACING? >> SOUTH. >> EAST. >> WE DIDN’T SPECIFIC THAT THE DRAWINGS INDICATE IT BE FACING EAST, WHICH MAKES SENSE, FACING THE DIRECTION OF TRAFFIC ON 6th. >> Zelenka: PLEASE DO NOT PUT A DANCINGHICKEN. >> I’M JUST SAYING. >> Semple: THEY LIKE CHICKENS. >> Zelenka: I LIKE CHICKENS TOO. >> Mayor Vinis: READY FOR A VOTE ALL IN FAVOR? EIGHT. THAT’S GREAT.
THAT PASSES. . . >> NOW WE ARE ON TO NUMBER SIX, ACTION. AN ORDINANCE VACATIONING EAST 5th ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEN PEARL STREET AND OAK STREET, A PORTION OF PEARL ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEEEN EAST 5th ALLEY AND EAST 6th AVENUE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. >> I MOVE TO PASS AN ORDINANCE VACATING EAST 5th ALLEY LOCATED BETWEEN PEARL STREET AND OAK STREET, A PORTION OF PEARL ALLEY LOCATED BD EAST 6th AVENUE AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. >> SECOND. >> DISCUSSION, QUESTIONS. >> WHY TONIGHT WE HAVE A SERATE PACKET? WERERE SOME OF THE PACKETS NOT INCLUDED OR IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT? >> IT IS NOT DIFFERENT, IT DI’T ACTUALLY GO OUT IN YOUR PACKET THAT YOU RECEIVED, AT LEAST FOR SOME O OF THE PACKETE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAPPENED TO GET ONE, BUT IT WASN’T INCLUDED IN THE PACKETS AND SO IT NEEDED TO BE DISIBUTED. THE PIECE THAT W WAS MISSING, YU RECEIVED THE AIS BUT YOU DIDN’T HAVE THE ORDINANCE THIS YOU ARE AACTING ON THIS EVENING, NOR THE FINDINGS, THE THINGS THAT YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU THIS EVENING WHEN YOU ACT, AND SO THAT’S WHY THEY WERE E-MAILED OUT TO YOU AND ALSO THERE IN FRONT OF. >> YOU RIGHT.. THE DIFFERENCE IS THE ORDINANCE AND THE FINDINGS. >> YES. >> COUNCILOR EVANS. >> NOT REALLY, I JUSUST WANT TO KNOW IF WE CAN GET THE CHICKEN TO DANCE IN THE ALLEY. [LAUGHTER] >> THAT WAS NICE. >> EXCELLENT. OKAY. ALL IN FAVOR 0?? ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, F FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, AND THAT PASSES. EXCELLENT. THANK YOU ALL. AND NOW WE ARE ON TO ACTION ITEM NUMBER SEVEN. AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE LOCATION OF RECREATIONAL RETAIL MARIJUANA USES AND AMENDING SECTIONS [READING] >> 1971. >> 1971. I LEFT THE LAST NUMBER OFF. IT’S TOO MUCUCH. PRESIDENT? >> THANK YOU AMERICA I DON’T REMEMBER. I MOVE TO ADOPT COUNCIL BILL 5195, AN ORDINANCEONCERNING THE LOCATION OF RECREATIONAL RETAIL MARIJUANA USES. >> SECOND. >> OKAY. DISCUSSION? COMMENTS? QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS ITEM? COUNCILOR TAYLOR. I WILL BE VOTING AGAINST IT. I THINK THAHAT WE SHOULD LET BUSINESSES SUCCEED OR FAIL ON THEIR O OWN WITHOUT OUR HELP. >> . >> OKAY. COUNCILOR ZEZELENKA. >> I’M NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THIS EITHER. OVER REACH AND I DON’T KNOW W WY WE’RE INTERVENING IN A MARKETPLACE THAT WE’VE NEVER INTERVENED POSITIVE, SETS A BAD PRECEDENCE, AND EVENTUALLY THIS WILL JUST WORK ITS WAY OUT THERE’S ONLY NINE AND ONE PROPOSED POT STORES IN THE DOWNTOWN, OUT OF 250 BUSINESSES. AT’S 4%. SO WE’RE NOT BEING OVER RUN BY THEM AND MOST OF THEM HAVE ACTUALLY NOT OPENED IN THE LAST SIX-MOHS, ONLY SEVERAL OF THEM HAVE. AND I’M NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW MANY OF THE ARE, BUT I THINK THERE IS ONLY ONE OR TWO THAT IS ACTUALLY OPENED IN THE DOWNTOWN SINCE THIS YEAR. SO, OF THE — HOW MANY DO WE HAVE? 54 ISSU ISSUED LICENSE SO I K THAT THIS IS SOME PLACE WE SHOULDN’T VENTURE INTO AS CITY COUNCIL. >> COUNCILOR SYRETT. >> THANK YOU. I DO NOT SUPPORT TREATING THESE BUSISSES DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHER LEGAL BUSINESSES. BARS ARE ALSO HEAVILY REGULATED BY OLCC AND WE DO NOT HAVE A BUFFER BETWEEN THOSE AND I WOULD SAY THEY CREATE MORE OF A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUES THAN THESE RETAIL BUSINESSESE WHERE PEOPLE CAN’T USE THE PRODUCT ON SITE. I DID ASK FOR UPDATE ED OR FOR S TO HAVE STATISTICS ON CRIMINAL ACTIVITY NEAR THE RETL BUSINESSES AT OUR PRIOR WORK SESSION. I RECALL THAT EPD SAYS THAT OVER ALL CRIME WAS REDUCED AROUND THESE BUSINESSESES. THEY SPECULATED BECAUSE OF THE SECURITIES THAT WAS REQUIRED THERE AND THE ONLY CRIMINAL ACVITY THAT WENT UP AT ALL WAS FRAUD, WHICH THEY ATTRIBUTED TO PEOPLE TRYING TO USE FAKE IDs TO ENTER THE BUSINESSES. I NOTED IN OUR PACKET THAT UNDER RELATED CITY POLICIES, NONE WER LISTED SINCE IT SAYSHAT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MINIMUM DISSENSITIVE REQUIREMENT IN OUR CODE SINCE IT EXISTED SINCE 1948. AND COUNCILOR ZELENKA POINTED OUT, WITH RETAIL, THEY ARE STILL A SMALL FRACTION OF WHAT IS DOWN TO BE. IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ARGUMENTS, I WOULD SAY THE BUY TWO STORE IS MORE OF A THREATAT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH TN PEOPLE WHO CAN’T EVEN ALLOW PEOPLE INTO THEIR STORES. >> I’M GENERALLY SPEING IN FAVOR OF THIS ORDINANCE, BUT THEREE WAS GENTLEMEN THAT GAVE TESTIMONY THAT TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE RATHER COMPLICATED UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES AS A RESULT OF SOME THINGS THAT MAY NEED TO BE GRANDFATHERED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THOSE UNINTENDE CONSEQUENCES. 88 HAVE TO SAY THAT I DIDN’T PREPARE OR SPEAK WITH THAT GENTLE OF THE THIHINGS HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. IF I HAVE TO DECIDE TONONIGHT, I WILL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS BUT I WISH WE COULD COME BACK AND CONSIDER THE UNINTENDEDED CONSEQUENCESES AND MAY MITIGATE SOME OF IF POSSIBLE. IF ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES WANT TO HAVE A FUTURE DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS, MAYBE ADDING TO THIS AT A LATER POINT, I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF THAT. >> OKAY. COUNCILOR PRYOR. >> I HAVE BEEN A ADVOCATE FOR GOVERNMENT NONINTERFERENCE WITH THE GENERAL CONDUCT OF COMMERCE, AND AFTER CONVERSATIONS WH BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN ANDITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, MY THINKING HAS BEEN CHANGED IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE. MY PRINCIPAL OF NOT INTERFERING UNLESS YOU NEED TO IS STILL IN TACT. I DON’T THINK IT IS THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT TO INTERFEREITH COMMERCE, BUT I THINK IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCES WITH REGARD TO THESE STORES IN THESE LOCATIONS AND POTENTIAL FOR FURE THINGS THAT MIGHT OCCUR, MY THINKING HAS BEEN CHANGED SO I’M WILLING TO SUPPORT THIS IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCES BUT DOESN’T NECESSARILY SEND A SIGNAL I’M GOING TO REGULATE COMMERCE IN THE FUTURE. >> COUNCILOR ZELENKA, YOU WANT ANOTHER ROUND. >> AID COUPLE MORE BE COMMENTS. ONE WAS, TWO OF THEM THAHAT COUNCILOR SYRETTTT BROUGHT UP, E WAS AROUNDND ALCOHOL. WHEN IT WAS RUMORED ONE OF THE STORES WAS GOING TO OPEN AT THE OLD CARPET STORE DOWNTOWN AND ALL THE PEOPLE GOT IN AN UPROAR, I COUNTED WITHIN TWO BLOCKS OF THAT LOCATION THERE WERE 166 ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN TWO BLOCKS THAT SERVED ALCOHOL, AND I WONDER, AND ARGUABLY, AND I DON’T THI EVEN ARGUABLY IT IS PRETTY CLEAR TO ME, ALCOHOLOL IA MUCH BIGGER THREAT TO OUR SOCIETY, ESPECIALLY TO OUR CHILDREN, THAN IS POT, AND AS ARE THE HEALTH EFFECTS AND CAUSES A LOT MORE DAMAGE, MAYBE BEBECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH MORE WHY THEY SPREAD. SO IF WE WERE GOING PUT THISS FORWARD FROM A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE, WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT AN AMENDMENT THAT PUT A THOUSAND-FOOT BUFFER BETWEEN ALCOHOL ESTABLISHMENTS, AND TO ME THAT WOULDN’T FLY IN PEOPLE’S MINDS BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE TOO ONEROUS. AND I THINK THE PRINCIPLE APPLIES THE SAME TOO POT STORES. JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE POT STORES AND THERE AREN’T THAT MANY IN THE DOWNTOWN, COMPARED TO ALCOHOL, DOESN’T WARRANT US INTERVENING LIKEE’RE DOING THIS. THE THIRD POINT, I THINK IS THAT THIS WON’T ACCOMPLISH MUCH. ALL THE FACILITIES THAT ARE HERE ARE ALREADY GRANDFATHED IN, THEY’RE GOING TO STAY THERE. AND, IF I GOT THIS RIGHT, IF THE OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY AND/OR THE LEASE CHANGED IT WOULD STILL BE GRANDFATHERED IN BECAUSE IT IS THE USE, NOT THE OWNERSHIP. SO FOR PERPETUITY THOSE ARE ALL GOING TO BE THAT WAY. AND, SO, THIS DOESN’T CHANGE MUCH IN TERMS OF THE STORES THAT ARE THERE. ANOTHER POINT RELATED TO THAT IS, I THK WE’RE PROBABLY ON THTHE PEAK AND IT IS PROBABLY STARTING TO GO DOWN IN THE NUMBER OF STORES THAT ARE IN THE COMMUNITY. I CAN’T SAY FOR SURE, BECAUSE THERE IS A MORE TORE COUPLE O ON THEM, PRO — MORATORIUM ON THEM, PROCESSING THE APPLICATIONS BUT I THINK IT IS PROBABLYY ON ITS WAY DOWN AND THE MARKET IS PROBABLY DOING ITS CORRECTION. I’VE A ALREADY SEEN SEVERAL POT STORES GO OUT OF BUSINESS ALREADY. THE FINAL POINT IS WHAT MICICHAL ALLUDED TO BEFORE. NOW WE’RE SAYING IN DOWNTOWN, IF THE POT STORE CREATE AS PREMIUM FOR RENTS,S PEOPLE THAT DID IT ALREADY CAN CHARGE THOSE RENTS ANDD THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T RENT THEM GOING FORWARD CAN’T CHARGE THOSE RENTS. AND, YOU HAVE’ GOT TO WONDER, WHY ULD WE MAKE A LAW THAT INSTITUTIONALIZES THAT. THAT DOESN’T DOESN’T MAKE E TO ME. AT IS NOT THE COUNCIL’S ROLE. THAT IS ACTUALLY PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS. >> COUNCILOR TAYLOR. >> I DEGREE WITH WHAT COUNCOR ZELENKA JUST SAIAID. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE — WE ARE PROTECTING THE PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE THE SHOPS AND HURTING THEE PEOPLE PLANNING TO OPEN ONE IF WE DO THIS. AND THIS JUST ISN’T OUR ROLE TO DECIDE WHICH BUSINESSES SHOULD SUCCEED OR WHICH ONES SHOULD NOT. AND I THINK THE MARKET WILL TAKE DARE OF I ITSELF. THANK YOU. >> I’M GOING TO TAKE AN TOMB WEIGH IN I DON’T KNOW — OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN. I DON’T KNOW IF I WILL BE VOTING OR NOT, BUT THE DIVERSITY OF RETAIL DOWNTOWN CE TO WE HAVE A HEALTHY DOWNTOWN THAT IS APPEALING AND ATTRACTIVE TO A BROAD RANGE OF VISITORS. I THINK I’M INCLINED TO SUPPORT THIS BUFFER WITH THE IDEA, AND MAYBE WITH THE SORT OF CAVEAT THAT I THINK WORKING WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, THAT WE SHOUOULD MAKE IT A PRIORITY THAT L AND THAT WE’RE NOT SORORT OF SITTG HELPLESSLY. I I DON’T WANT TO BE IN A SITUATIOWHICH I SAY, I’M A PROMPT OWNER CAN RECOLLECT NOT — A PROPERTY OWNER CANANNOT RET TO A RETAILER ANDND IT SITS EMPY THAT ALLEGATION NOT IN OUR INTEREST. WE WANT TO DREATE AN ENVIRONMENT AND SEEK OORTUNITIES SOMEONE% COMMAND THAT GOOD RENT FOR A CLOTHING STORE, FOR SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS HAPPENING DOWNTOWN. SO I JUST THINK IT IS PART OF A LARGER CONVERSATION AND THAT’S W, WE’RE LOOKING FOR DIVERSITY OF ACTIVITIES DOWNTOWN AND HOW DO WE PROMOTE THAT. THIS IS PERHAPS ONE WAY OF PRIMING THAT PUMP AND COMMITTING OURSELVES TO THE NEXT STEP, HOW E RETAILERS DOWNTOWN. SO THAT’S MY — ARE WE READY TO VOTE? ALL IN FAVOR OF A 1,000-FOT BUFFER. ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUOUR, FIVE. OPPOSED? ONE, T TWO, THREE. SO IT PASSES. THERE WE GO. OKAY. ON TO NUMBER 8. ACTION. AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING THE PROHIBITION OF SMOKING ON PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY ADJACENT TO OPTED-IN PROMPTS, THE PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN THE DOWNTOWN SCORE AND ALLOWING FOR PROPERTIES TO OPT-OUT AND AMENDING SECTION 6.230 OF THE EUGENE CODE 1971. MAYOR PRESIDENT. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I LOVE TO PASS AN — MOVE TO PA AN ORDINANCE CONCERNG THE PROHIBITION OF SMOKING ON PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY ADJACENT TO OPTED-IN PROMPTS, THE PROHIBITION OF SMOKING IN THE DOWNTOWN SCORE AND ALLOWING FOR PROPERTIES TO OPT-OUT. >> SECOND. >> I MOVE TO DELETE SECTION TWO ENTIRELY. >> I’LL SECOND FOR CASE OF DISCUSSION. >> THANK YOU. I’M REALLY HESITANTO PICK OUT DOWNTOWN SEPARATY IN THE HEALTH ISSUE THAT AFFECTS EVERYONE. IF SMOKING KILLS, IT KILLS DOWNTOWN IT KILLS EVERYWHERE ELSE. SO THAT’S M BY BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THE FIRST ONE IS THAT IT SAYS WE ARE O ONLY GOING TO CARE ABOUT HEALTH DOWNTOWN. YOU KNOW, IT IS LIKE THE FIREWORKS. WE’RE ONLY GOING TO BAN THEM IN PART OF THE CITY. SO, I LIKE IT THIS WAY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HAVE NO SMOKING HAVE THE ENERGY TO ASK TO NOT HAVE SMOKING, AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PLANNED THEIR BUSINESSES AROUND THE WAY IT IS NOW DON’T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. IT WOULD HAVE THE SAME EFFECT IF EVERYONE AROUND TOWN CAN OPT-IN. EVERYONE DOWNTOWN WILL GET A CHOICE, IN OUR OUT, IT IS JUST HOW WE GO ABOUT LOOKING AT IT. AND I THINK THAT SAN AND IMPORTANT ENOUGH TOPIC THAT IT SHOULD BE CITY WIDE. SO I WOULD LIKE US TO DROP THE PART ABOUT THE BAN IN DOWNTOWN AND LET EVERYONE OPT-IN. >> COUNCILOR CLARK AND THEN COUNCILOR SYRETT. >> THANK Y YOU AMERICA I DON’T REMEMBER. I BELIEVE THAT COUNCILOR SEMPLE’S ARGUMENTS HAVE M MERIT, TH’RE SOUND AND RATIONAL, UNFORTUNATELY THIS ISSUE AND THE DISCUSSION OF IT ISN’T. THERE’S NO REAL DISISCUSSION ABT THE SCIENCE OF THIS, SO YOU KNOW, OR WHY WE DRAW A PARTICULAR LINE AROUND THIS LITTLE PART OF TOWN AND SAY YOU CAN BEHAVE TS WAY HERE AND YOU CAN’T BEHAVE THAT WAY ANYWHERE ELSE. IT IS ARBITRARY, AND THIS IS AN OR THE ORTHODY TEST OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU BELIEVE IN THE MOST RECENT TRENENDY IDEA ABOUT HOW TO CONTL . SO I’M’M AGAINST THE IDEA ENTIRELY, SO HECK, I’LLOTE IN FAVOR BUT I DON’T FOR A MOMENT BELILIEVE THAT THE AMENDMENT WIL PASS ANDND I DO BELIEVEHAT THE INTENDED INITI MOTION PROBABLY WILL. THANK YOU. >> COUNCILOR SYRETT. SUPPORT THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT, AND I DISAGREE THAT THE IDEA OF A SMOKE-FREE DOWNTOWN IS ARBITRARY OR TRENDY. IT IS ACTUALLY BASED ON VALID SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS THROROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. AND THE IDEAS THAT SMART PUBLICC HEALTH POLICY IS FRAMED IN A WAY IS BASED ON VALID RESEARCH AND IS WITHIN THE ABILITY OF THE JURISDICTION CONSIDERING IT TO ACTUALLY ACHIEVE SOME AFFECT. IFE WERE TO MAKE THIS AN ORDINANCE THAT AFFECTED ALL THE PUBLIC R RATE RIGHT AWAYS INE CITIES, WE WOULD NOT HAVE THAT OUTCOME. I ASO QUESTION IF WE WOULD THEN BE BANNING PREMARKET SMOKING IN THEIR CARS WHILE — BANNING PEOPLE FROM SMOKING IN THEIR CARS WHILE DRIVI. IT SIM PRACTICAL AND WON’T HAVE AN EFFECT ON PUBLIC HEALTH, EREAS THE IDEA OF LIMITING THE RIGHT TO SMOKE IN PLACES THAT ARE PUBLIC, WHERE CONCENTRATIONS OF PEOPLE GATHER, SUCH AS PARKSS AND/OR DOWNTOWN ACTUALLY IS BASED IN SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT THOSE PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES ACTUALLLLY CAN AFFECT CHANGE IN PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOR. WE’VE HEARD RESEARCH THAT A MAJORITY OF CURRERENT SMOKERS WH TO QUIT AND THESE ARE PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES THAT HAVE BEE PROVEN IN OTHER CITIES TO HELP PEOPLE D THAT. AND, TAME, THEY HELP PEOPLE WHO DON’T SMOKE FROM HAVING TO INHALE SMOKE IN THESE PUBLIC PLACES WHERE THERE IS A CONCENTRATION OF ACTIVITY OF PEOPLE BEING NEAR AND A AROUND EACH OTHER ON A DAILY BASIS. THAT’S WHY THESE TYPES OF ORDINANCES ARE FOCUSED ON DOWNTOWNS, ON PARKS, ON THOSE LOCATIONS WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE THAT PUBLIC INTERACTION. I WON’T SUPPORT ANY OF THESE PROPOSEDED AMENDMENTS. I WILL SUPPORT THE ORIGINAL ORDINCE THAT WAS BROUGHT TO US BY THE CIT ENERGY COUNCILOR PRYOR. >> WHAT SHE SAID. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS? OKAY, SO WE ARE VOTING ON THIS PROPOSED AMENDED MOTION. ALL IN FAVOR? ONE, TWO, THREE. OPPOSED? ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE. OKAY, SO THAT GOES DOWN. SO WE GO BACK TO THE ORIGIGINAL MOTION. DO WE NEED ANY FURTHER — COUNCILOR SEMPLE. >> SINCE THAT FAILED, I MOVE TO SUBSTITUTE THE FOLLOWING MOTIONN FOR THE MOTION TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE. MOVE TO DIRECT THE CITY MANAGER TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEAR, ON AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING SMOKING ON PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY CITY WIDE AND ALLOW FOR PROPERTIES TO OPT OUT. >> SECOND. >> OKAY. DISCSCUSSION OF THIS MOTION. >> I THINK THAT IF SMOMOKING IS BAD ENOUGHO BAN DOWNTNTOWN, IT IS BAD ENOUGH TO BAN EVERYWHERE. I THINK THIS IS AN EQUITABLE SOLUTION. THIS THING CAME UP REALLY FAST. IT’S BEEN TWO-WEEKS SINCE WE HAD A WORK SESSION, ONE WEEK TO A PUBLIC HEARING AND ONE TWEAK A DECISION. IF WE DECIDED TO CHECK OUT A CITY WIDE BAN, WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE ANOER PUBLIC HEARING IN THE FALL WHEN WE GET BACK. ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF THAT, BESIDES WE COULD HAVE CITY WIDE SMOKING B, IS THAT PEOPLE WOULD HAVE MORE OF A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN. TWO-WEEKS SEASON VERY MUCH, AND — ISN’T VERY MH AND DIFFERENTNT FACTIONS HAVE DIFFERENT ABILITIES TO GET THEIR GUPS TOGETHER AND NOT EVERYBODY IS LIKE CHAMBER, CAN JUST HAVE 50 E-MAILS BY THAT AFTERNOON SO I THINK WITH THE SPEED THAT THIS HAPPENED, IT WOULD BE FAIRER FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE MORE TIME AND I THINK IF WE’RE GOING TO PROTECT DOWNTOWN, WE SHOULD PROTECT THE WHOLE CITY. I THINK THAT’S THE HONEST THING TO DO. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS? COUNCILOR CLARK. >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I WOULD DEBATE THE RELATIVE HEALTH, NEGATIVE HEALTH IMPACTS OF OUTDOOR SMOKING WITH MY COLLEAGUE ALL KAY LONG, BUT FRANKLY, I DON’T HAVE AN INTEREST RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER, WHAT CONCERNED ME IS THE TWO DISPARATE CLASSES O PEOPLE WE’RE CREATING HERE. I LIVE IN NORTH EUGENE. I CAN STAND OUT IN THE STREET IN FRT OF MY HOUSE AND DO WHATEVER I WANT WHEN IT COMES TO SMOKING AND VAPING AND IF I LIVE IN HOUSING DOWNTOWN, I CAT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE TRYING HOUSING DOWNTOWN, SO WE’RE DOING SOMETHING NOW TO CONSTRAIN THE FOLKS THAT CAN LIVE IN THAT HOUSING. AND I’M NOT SURE THERE IS MUCH WISDOM IN THAT, CONSIDERING HOW HARD IT IS TO TRY AND GET HOUSING CREATED IN DOWNTOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE. BUT AGAIN, DON’T HOLD MY BREATH AT ALL, SORRY FOR THE PUN THAT THIS IS GOING TO PASS. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS? OKAY. >> WAIT, BETTY. GOING TO VOTE AGAINST THE BAN. I THINK OUTDOORS IS NOT THE SAME AS INDOORS, REGARDLESS OF WHERE IT I BUT IF WE WERE GOING TO DO IT, WE SHOULD HAVE A P PUBLIC HEARIG THEM DID COME UP. WE VOTED THIS DOWN LAST YEAR AND SHORT TIME, IT’S BACK AND WEERY WERE NOT — THE PUBLIC WERE NOT NOTIFIED, WE WERERE NOT NOTIFIED . THANK YOU. >> OKAY. READY FOR A VOTE? SO ALL IN FAVOR OF THIS MION TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A CITY WIDE SMOKING BAN. ALL IN FAVOR? SUBSTITUTE QUESTION. THREE IN FAVOR. OPPOSED? ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE. SO THAT GOES DOWN. NOW LET’S GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL MOTION. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ORIGINAL MOTION? COUNCILOR TAYLOR? >> WELL, I REMEMBER THE WOMAN WHO CAME, I THINK PROBABLY, I’M NOT SURE BUT SHE MAY NOT EVEN HAVE A HOME WHO SAID SHE IS A SMOKER. I THINK PEOPLPLE WHO — IT ISN’T THAT EASY TO Q QUIT SMOKING. I’M NOT A SMOKERR MYSELF BUT I KNOW FROM PEOPLE WHO SAY IT IS HARDER THAN GIVING UP HEROIN, IT IS R REALLY DIFFICULT. JUST BECAUSE WE SAYAY YOU SHOULDN’T SMOKE DOESN’T MEAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GIVE IT UP. WHEN WE PASSED THE — WHEN WE PROHIBIT IT IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS, I THINK THAT WAS GREAT, BUT IF YOU SAY ON THE STREET, TOO, WHERE ARE PEOPLE GOING TO GO. IF THEY LIV IN AN APARTMENT, IT IS ONLY RIGHT FOR YOUR COVE RESIDENTS TO GO OUTSIDE AND SMOKE. IF Y DON’T HAVE A HOME, WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO SMOKE? IT’S JUST, PEOPLE WHO WORK DOWNTOWN WHO ARE ADDICTED, MAY HAVE A 15-MINUTE BREAK, THEY COULD GO OUTSIDE AND HAVE A SMOKE, IF WE SAY YOU CAN’T DO IT THERE, THEN THEY WILL BE RUNNING TO A RESIDENTIAL AREA AND SMOKING IN FRONT OF SOMEBODY’S HOUSE, WHICH IS WORSE. I THINK PEOPLE CAN WALK AROUND THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET, WHICH IS WHAT I DO IF I DON’T LIKE SOMETHING, I GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET OR WALK AROUND OR — I JUST — I DON’T THINK IT’S — WELL, I WILLE VOTING AGAINST, IT ANYWAY. >> ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT, ALL IN FAVOR — >> I HAVE ONE MOR COMMENT. >> ONE MORE COMMENT, THERE YOU GO. >> I WOULD LIKE TO VOTE AGAINST THIS BUT I’M GOING TO VOTE FOR IT, AND THE ONLY REASON I’M GOG TO VOTE FOR IT IS BECAUSE OF THE OPT-OUT. THANKS. >> OKAY. THANK YOU. ALL IN FAVOR? ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIV SIX. OPPOSED? TWO. AND THAT PASSES. OKAY. GREAT. >> I HAVE ONE MORE THING. >> WE HAVE ONE MORE THING. A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING EUGEN AS BEE CITY USA AFFILIATE. >> THAT’S EASY. >> MAYOR, MAY I ASK FOR JUST A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE TO SAY A FEW THINGS HERE. >> ABSOLUTELY. GO FOR IT. >> OKAY. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE FOLKS AT BEYOND TOXICS FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORKK IN THIS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAYS THANK YOU TO OUR DEDICATEDED STAFF AND OUR PARKS FOLKS WHO HAVE GONE WELL ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL TO TRY AND CREATE A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN EUGENE FREE OF PESTICIDES AND WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT ON TRYING TO PROTECT POLLINATORS. IT IS A VERY B BIG DEAL FOR ME, PERSONALLY. WHEN BEYOND TOXICS CAME TO ME EARLY ON ASKING IF I COULD BE SUPPORTIVE OFHIS IDEA, I S SAID, YEAH, WE’RE DOING THIS STUFF ALREADY AND IT IS A GREAT IDEA, AND I THINK WE OUGHT TO DO MORE, FRANKLY. WE HAVE, AS A CITY, ALREADY BEEN IN USE OF NEONICOTINOIDS IN OUR PUBLIC PLANTS AND OUR PARKS BAN PESTICIDES AND WE DO ACTIVE WORK TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PLANTS THAT A ARE GOOD FOR NATIVE POLLINATORS, SO, THIS THING DESIGNATION WILL HELP US CONTINUE THAT WORK AND DO SO EVEN MORE STRONGLY, SO I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AGAIN TO THESE GUYS WHO GAVE ME THIS NIFTY HAT SO I’M GOING TO WEAR THIS WHILE I REA IT AND SAY I MOVE TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING EUGENE AT A BEE CITY USA AFFILIA. >> SECOND. >> I HAVE COUNCILOR ZELENKA AND COUNCILOR TAYLOR IN THE QUEUE. >> YEAH, I WILL DO EVERYTHING THAT M MIKE SAID, I ABSOLUTEL AGREE WITH THAT. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS WEEKEND IN MY BACKYARD, WHICH IS INCREDIBLY LELY GARDEN THAT MY WIFE WHO IS A MASTER GARDENER, HAS BEEN WORKING ON 20-PLUS YEARS AND IT IS VERY LUSH IMWAS WATERING CONE FLOWERS AND I WAS LOOKING AT ABOUT 20 OF THEM THERE AND THERE WERE SIX LARGE BUMBLEBEES AND THREE LARGE HONEY BEES ON THERE AND YOU THOUGHT, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE SHOULD BE DONING A PROMOTING. SO I WAS MORE THAN HAPPY TO SUSUPPORT THIS. AND ONE YEAR, MY NEIGHBOR ACTUALLY HAD A BEEHIVE, THEY SWARMED, B HE ENDED UP GETTING SOME HONEY AND WE GOT SOME BECAUSE ALL OF THE POLLEN FROM THHONEY WAS FROM OUR GARDEN. WHICH I DON’T TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR EXEMPT FOR HAULING DIRT AND ROCKS AND DIGGING DITCHES. >> COUNCILOR TAYLOLOR. >> THANK YOU. THIS IS A FEEL-GOOD ACTION AND IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND I’M HAPPY TO VOTE FOR IT. >> ALL RIGHT. AN ENTOMOLOGIST I CAN I’M DELIGHTED TO CALL IT THIS A BEE CITY, IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I REALLY BELONONG HERE. ALL IN FAVOR. ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, A THAT PASSES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CONGRATULATIONS. IT IS A FEEL GOOD. AND BEFORE WE PK UP, COUNCILOR SEMPLE HAS ONE MORE MOTION TO PUT ON THE TAB. >> I MOVE TO EXTEND UNTIL FRIDAY JULY 27, 2018 AND TO EEND THE CLAIM ANDD AND ANTS REST BU. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? >> I’LLECOND THAT. >> OKAY. DISCUSSION DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO IT FIRST? >> I WAS ASKING TO DO THIS BECAUSE PLAN MANAGE SOME INFORMAG HAD SOME INFORMATION THAT IS COMING OUT THAT HAS BEEN DELAYED FOR TOMORROW AND THE ENDING FOR TESTIMONY WAS TOMORRW NIGHT AND THEY JUST WANT TO HAVE TIMIME TO READ THE INFORMATION AND RESPOND. >> COUNCILOR ZELENKA. SO I EXTENDED IT FOR A WEEK. THE WEEK IS TOMORROW SO THIS EXTEND IT IS FOR ANOTHER — >> BECAUSE THE APPLICANT GETS TO REBUTT SO THE OTHER PEOPLE — >> OKAY. EVERYBODY READY TO VOTE ON THIS? ALL IN FAVOR OF EXTENDING? ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIR, SEVEN, EIGHT. EXCELLENT. THANKK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS. AND THAT CLOSE IT IS OUT. WE WILL SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER. >> WEDNESDAY. >> OR, WEDNESDAY.

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