Eugene City Council
Details: 5:30 p.m. work session, 7:30 p.m. council meeting, Monday. (Attend online: eugene-or.gov/3360/Webcasts-and-Meeting-Materials.)
What: The Eugene City Council at its Monday work session will be asked to approve the 2021 Human Rights Commission work plan that, like the 2020 work plan, is focused on taking a leadership role in fostering social equity and recommending actions on civil and human rights and social equity issues. The Sustainability Commission also will present its 2020 annual report and its proposed 2021 work plan.
At the council’s regular meeting, councilors will be asked to take action on an ordinance that would extend the expiration period of Type II and Type III land use approvals for three years, as an economic recovery tool in response to the ongoing pandemic. The council will be asked to approve the annual evaluation process for the city manager.
Springfield City Council
Details: 5:30 p.m. work session, Monday. (Attend online: springfield-or.gov/city/city-council-meetings.)
What: At the Springfield City Council work session Monday, Alex Farmer, front rooms coordinator for the White Bird Clinic, will give a presentation on COVID-19 response work done by the clinic outreach team to reach people living outside. In May, the city hired White Bird Clinic through the Emergency Management Center to outreach to the unhoused population in Springfield and Glenwood. The contract expires in November.
The council will be asked to provide city staff direction on the possibility of expanding utility infrastructure into undeveloped areas and land within the urban growth boundaries to encourage developers to build more residential properties. The council also will be asked to direct staff on preparing for pandemic-related budget shortfalls.
Lane County Board of Commissioners
Details: 9 a.m. regular session, Tuesday. (Attend online: lanecounty.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=7842434.)
What: The Lane County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday will be asked to give the county administrator authority to approve contracts for temporary shelter beds and alternative shelter services for people who have COVID-19 awarded by the Lane County Health and Human Services. Competitive selections are in process for the emergency shelter beds and services for alternative shelters including rest stops, micro-shelter sites. The target date for both of these projects to begin is early November.
Commissioners will be asked to approve allowing EWEB to run fiber optic cable over county property, which will allow EWEB to upgrade its reservoir pump station on Ruby Lane in Eugene. Commissioners also will be asked to approve adding four sheriff deputy positions, two of which would work in the McKenzie River area during the Holiday Farm Fire recovery while the other two will be assigned to the West Lane region, which is geographically difficult to service from the central office in Eugene.
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