Springfield tenting ban, renaming Lane County on upcoming agendas

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Here is a summary of what locally elected leaders will be speaking about at public meetings this week.

Council Eugene

Watch: Meetings are streamed online at bit.ly/Eugene-meetings and aired on Comcast Channel 21.

Listen: Dial 877-853-5257 and use the meeting ID and passcode.

Participate: Council meetings are held at the Mary Spilde Center at 101 W 10th Ave. You can attend the meeting in person at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Leave a Comment: If there is a public forum or hearing, those who cannot attend in person have the opportunity to attend the meeting. People calling can also comment. There are instructions to speak during the session.

WORK UNIT

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

What: Councilors will discuss a proposed plan for public engagement to electrify and decarbonize buildings.

Related:Eugene officials are hearing feedback on proposing an all-electric infrastructure for new homes

Shortcut:eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/85905920367

ID and password: 859 0592 0367; advice9

REGULAR MEETINGS

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

What: Council members will report on committee actions and other points of interest before considering an approval calendar of minutes, the tentative work agenda for future meetings, and a resolution approving biennial budgeting.

The Council will then hold a public forum.

Council members will also vote on four resolutions and ordinances:

  1. A resolution approving biennial (biennial) budgeting for the Urban Renewal Agency
  2. An ordinance that would amend the city law on interference with police officers to comply with changes in state law
  3. An ordinance renewing the franchise agreement with Comcast
  4. An ordinance amending the city ordinance to introduce clear and objective eligibility criteria for housing

Shortcut: eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/88533616673

ID and password: 885 3361 6673; advice9

WORK UNIT

When: Wednesday afternoon

What: Councilors receive an update on strategic planning.

There is an opportunity for a second discussion topic, but that has yet to be finalized on Friday afternoon.

Shortcut:eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/83766733902

ID and password: 837 6673 3902; advice9

Springfield City Council

Watch: The city’s system requires registration to watch and attend sessions. Use the meeting links to register and learn how to attend.

Listen: Dial 1-971-247-1195 or 877-853-5257 and use the meeting ID.

Participate: Meetings are held in the council chambers of City Hall at 225 Fifth St.

Leave a Comment: During the session there will be instructions to speak during public comment or public hearings.

WORK UNIT

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

What: The City Attorney will brief City Councilors on the necessary changes to the city ordinance prohibiting camping in public spaces to comply with federal court decisions and changes in state law.

Councilors will also receive an update on a project to clarify the comprehensive plan map.

They will then continue a discussion of parking requirements under the state’s rules for climate-friendly and equitable communities.

To register:us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zU7x8uXMTrGQzKqsBnPjTg

Conference ID: 851 9381 7634

BOARD OF THE SPRINGFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The SEDA Board consists of the City Council, the Mayor and the Lane County Commissioner representing Springfield.

When: Monday 7 p.m

What: After the meeting opens, Board members listen and respond to public comments.

They will then vote on a resolution that would authorize the city manager to award contracts that would normally require board approval during the winter break.

To register:us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X4ZSZsTmTd2twWh3nem9QQ

Conference ID: 896 7451 1575

​​​​​​​Lane County Board of Commissioners

Watch: County meetings are streamed at bit.ly/LaneCounty-meetings.

Participate: Board of Commissioners meetings begin at 9:00 am at Harris Hall, 125 E 8th Ave. unless otherwise noted. Harris Hall doors open at 8:45am

Leave a Comment: If there is an opportunity to comment, attendees must register for the meeting to be able to do so virtually. After registration, participants will receive information on how to participate.

Those who come to the meeting in person should register on the registration sheet at the front door.

During the session there will be instructions to speak at public hearings and to make public comments.

People can also email [email protected] with a public comment through noon Monday. The subject line should contain “PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE MEETING DATE 11/29/2022”.

MORNING SESSION

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

What: The commissioners will listen to and respond to public comments before considering a consent calendar that includes contracts and accepting $8.3 million in federal funding.

You will also be updated on the progress of updating the Willamalane Park and Recreation Area Comprehensive Plan. This discussion starts at 10 am

The board then receives a report on a legal analysis of what would be required to rename Lane County.

To register:us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yp0yb-WTQWyqZcXT36dcHQ

AFTERNOON SESSION

When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: The board will hold a public hearing on a regulation to renew a franchise agreement with Comcast. The agreement allows the cable company to use the county’s rights-of-way for infrastructure.

Commissioners will also vote on an executive order that would authorize the use of county funds to build a wildfire evacuation route between Laughlin Road and Sarvis Berry Lane, south-west of Eugene.

To register:us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UEUQmuSWQz2JWRtjPvjy0A

Contact Megan Banta, the city government watchdog, at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @MeganBanta_1.