On the Agenda: Electrifying Eugene, Springfield use-of-force report, county climate action – The Register-Guard

April 11, 2022 By admin

Here’s a roundup of what local elected leaders will talk about during public meetings this week.
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 comment: When there’s a public forum or public hearing, there will be an option to join the meeting. People who call in also can comment. There are instructions given for speaking during the meeting. 
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday
What: Councilors will get an update on efforts to comply with a state law (HB 2001) requiring cities to allow so-called “middle housing” like duplexes and cottage clusters in areas zoned for single-family housing.
Link: eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/83020861077
ID and passcode: 830 2086 1077; council9
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday
What: After reporting on committee actions and other items of interest, the council will vote on a consent calendar.
The council also will hold a public forum.
Link: eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/89622725172
ID and passcode: 896 2272 5172; council9
When: Noon Wednesday
What: Councilors will discuss potential code changes that would require all new construction to be electric-only starting Jan. 1, 2023.
They’ll also get an update on the parks and recreation bond and levy.
Read more:‘We need to be tough’: Eugene officials will discuss requiring all-electric in new building projects
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 comment: There will be instructions during the meeting for speaking during public comment or public hearings. 
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday
What: Councilors will discuss whether to amend city code to allow overnight parking programs at “religious or social institutions” to provide people with emergency shelter. City code currently allows this at churches and industrial sites.
The council also will get a presentation on the police department’s annual use-of-force report.
Register: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g8BOosrWSIick3KAxXv7ow
ID: 850 3528 0784
When: 6:55 p.m. (estimated) Monday
What: Councilors will vote whether to authorize the city manager to spend up to $250,000 to pay the city’s insurance deductible as part of a potential settlement of a lawsuit regarding the Thurston protest in July 2020.
They’ll discuss this same topic during an executive session before the public meeting.
Related:What’s the status of lawsuits related to police actions before and during 2020 protests?
Register: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Bukd_UH0TzuFoYQb-VQYhg
ID: 878 2785 0362
To watch: County meetings stream at bit.ly/LaneCounty-meetings
To comment: When there’s a chance to comment, people must register for the meeting. After registering, they’ll get information for how to attend. There will be instructions during the meeting for speaking during public hearings and making public comment. 
People also can email [email protected] with public comment by noon Monday. The subject line should include “PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MEETING DATE 04/12/2022.”
When: 9 a.m. Tuesday
What: Commissioners will listen and respond to public comment then consider a consent calendar that includes meeting minutes and a contract approval.
The board also will get a monthly update on recovery efforts related to the Holiday Farm Fire.
They’ll also decide whether to approve a second phase of the county’s climate action plan focused on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
Commissioners then will convene in a joint meeting as the the Board of Commissioners and Board of Public Health to get an update on vegetation management, including details about herbicide product use, before reconvening as the Board of Commissioners and discussing whether to increase the pay range for the county administrator and give the current administrator a raise.
The board also will vote whether to expand and refine the county’s community benefits bidding program, which requires certain things of contractors working on some public projects, such as paying a living wage and providing health insurance.
Register: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NQTjApamT5O83tXLHT2Ipw
When: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday
What: Commissioners will discuss whether to increase tipping fees by 3.4% to reflect increased costs of providing waste management services.
They also discuss and set a joint public hearing with Springfield city council on development code updates.
Contact city government watchdog Megan Banta at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @MeganBanta_1.