Springfield camping ban, renaming Lane County on upcoming agendas

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Here’s a roundup of what local elected leaders will talk about during public meetings this week.

Eugene City Council

To watch: Meetings stream online at  and broadcast on Comcast channel 21. 

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

To attend: Council meetings are held in the Mary Spilde Center at 101 W 10th Ave. The meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday will have an option for in-person attendance.

To comment: When there’s a public forum or public hearing, there will be an option to join the meeting for those not attending in person. People who call in also can comment. There are instructions given for speaking during the meeting. 

WORK SESSION

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

What: Councilors will discuss a proposed plan for public engagement on building electrification and decarbonization.

Related:Eugene officials hear feedback about electric-only infrastructure proposal for new homes

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

ID and passcode: 859 0592 0367​; council9

REGULAR MEETING

When: 7:30 p.m. Monday

What: Councilors will report on committee actions and other items of interest before considering a consent calendar including minutes, the tentative working agenda for future meetings and a resolution authorizing budgeting for two years at a time.

The council then will hold a public forum.

Councilors also will vote on four resolutions and ordinances:

  1. A resolution authorizing biennial (two-year) budgeting for the Urban Renewal Agency
  2. An ordinance that would amend city code about interfering with police officers to comply with changes to state law
  3. An ordinance extending the franchise agreement with Comcast
  4. An ordinance amending city code to put in place clear and objective approval criteria for housing

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

ID and passcode: 885 3361 6673; council9

WORK SESSION

When: Noon Wednesday

What: Councilors will get an update on strategic planning.

There’s the potential for a second topic of discussion, but that’s still to be determined as of Friday afternoon.

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

ID and passcode: 837 6673 3902; council9

Springfield City Council

To watch: The city’s system requires registration to watch and to participate in meetings. Use the links for meetings to register and get information to attend. 

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

To attend: Meetings are held in council chambers at city hall, located at 225 Fifth St.

To comment: There will be instructions during the meeting for speaking during public comment or public hearings. 

WORK SESSION

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday

What: The city attorney will give councilors an update on needed changes to city code banning camping in public spaces to comply with federal court decisions and changes to state law.

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

They’ll then continue a discussion about parking requirements under Climate Friendly and Equitable Communities rules from the state.

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

Meeting ID: 851 9381 7634

SPRINGFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD

The SEDA board comprises city council, the mayor and the Lane County commissioner representing Springfield.

When: 7 p.m. Monday

What: After opening the meeting, board members will listen and respond to public comment.

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

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

Meeting ID: 896 7451 1575

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

To watch: County meetings stream at . 

To attend: Board of Commissioners meetings begin at 9 a.m. in Harris Hall, located at 125 E 8th Ave., unless otherwise noted. Doors to Harris Hall open at 8:45 a.m.

To comment: When there’s a chance to comment, people must register for the meeting to do so virtually. After registering, people will get information for how to attend.

Those who go to the meeting in person should sign up on the sign-in sheet located by the entry door.

There will be instructions during the meeting for speaking during public hearings and making public comment. 

People also can email diana.jones@lanecountyor.gov with public comment by noon Monday. The subject line should include “PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MEETING DATE 11/29/2022.”

MORNING SESSION

When: 9 a.m. Tuesday

What: Commissioners will listen and respond to public comment before considering a consent calendar that includes contracts and the acceptance of $8.3 million in federal funding.

They’ll also get an update on progress toward updating the comprehensive plan for Willamalane Park and Recreation District. That discussion will start at 10 a.m.

The board then will get a report back on a legal analysis of what it would take to rename Lane County.

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 an ordinance to extend a franchise agreement with Comcast. The agreement allows the cable company to use county rights of way for infrastructure.

Commissioners also will vote on an order that would authorize the use of county funds to construct a wildfire evacuation route between Laughlin Road and Sarvis Berry Lane southwest of Eugene.

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

Contact city government watchdog Megan Banta at mbanta@registerguard.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeganBanta_1.

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