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 bit.ly/Eugene-meetings and broadcast on Comcast channel 21.
To listen: Dial 1-971-247-1195 or 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 regular meeting at 7:30 pm Monday has an opportunity 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.
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday
Que: Councilors will discuss the city’s downtown urban renewal district.
ID and passcode: 858 0143 4463; council9
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
Que: After opening the meeting, councilors will report on committee actions and other items of interest.
They’ll then consider a consent calendar before holding a public forum.
Councilors also will consider a second consent calendar with an annexation and an initiation of flood plain regulation updates.
The council will make appointments to board, commissions and committees and vote on changes to rules regulating electric bikes and similar devices in the Whilamut Natural Area.
ID and passcode: 843 7966 9039; council9
When: noon wednesday
Que: Councilors will discuss next steps for permanently filling the police auditor position.
They’ll also get an update on an upcoming community survey to help inform priority-based budgeting and strategic planning efforts.
ID and passcode: 882 2966 5994; 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.
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday
Que: Councilors will review state standards for construction, which staff is recommending the city adopt as standard construction specifications.
They’ll also hold the second of four work sessions on the Main Street Facility Plan.
MeetingID: 850 3528 0784
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SPRINGFIELD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD
The board comprises Springfield City Council, the city’s mayor and the Springfield representative on the Lane County Board of Commissioners
Que: 7 p.m. Monday
When: Board members will vote on a consent calendar that contains minutes and a resolution that would authorize the city manager to award contracts exceeding $100,000 during the summer recess.
They’ll then listen and respond to general public comment.
The board will also hold two public hearings − one on a supplemental budget for the current fiscal year and the other on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1.
Board members then will get an update on a project to redevelop the parking lot by the former downtown Buick into a mixed-use building.
MeetingID: 814 5093 3535
Lane County Board of Commissioners
To watch: County meetings stream at bit.ly/LaneCounty-meetings.
To attend: Board of Commissioner meetings begin at 9 am in Harris Hall, located at 125 E 8th Ave., unless otherwise noted. Doors to Harris Hall open at 8:45 am
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 email@example.com with public comment by noon Monday. The subject line should include “PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MEETING DATE 06/14/2022.”
When: 9 a.m. Tuesday
Que: Commissioners will hold two public hearings − one on a supplemental budget for the current fiscal and the other on the budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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The board will also listen and respond to general public comments.
Commissioners then will agree jointly as the board of public health and board of commissioners to get an update on response and recovery efforts related to the coronavirus pandemic.
They’ll then reconvene solely as the board of commissioners to consider a consent calendar that includes an insurance renewal, a list of public improvement projects and routine contracts.
Commissioners also will review a letter of support that will appear in the introductory section of the Lane County Equity Lens Toolkit.
When: 9 a.m. Wednesday
Que: After executive sessions, commissioners will hold a public hearing on and then consider an order that would approve a design-build process for the proposed multi-use community facility at the Lane Events Center. If commissioners approve the move, the county would request quotes from qualified vendors.
When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
Que: Commissioners will consider a three-year contract with WellPath for medical, dental and mental health services at the jail.
They’ll also consider changes to the fee schedule for the land management division and discuss recruiting for the county counsel position.
Contact city government watchdog Megan Banta at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @MeganBanta_1.