Electrification of buildings, Safe Sleep sites
Here’s a roundup of what local elected officials will be talking about at town hall meetings this week.
Eugene City Council
To look at: Meetings are streamed 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 password.
To participate: Council meetings are held at the Mary Spilde Center at 101 W 10th Ave. There will be an opportunity for in-person attendance at the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Comment: Where there is a public forum or public hearing, there will be an option to join the meeting for those not attending in person. Callers can also comment. There are instructions given for speaking during the meeting.
When: 5:30 p.m. Monday.
What: Councilors will have a follow-up discussion on efforts to move city buildings to electric and potential code changes to require new buildings to be electric-only.
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ID and password: 885 8517 2838; tip9
When: 7:30 p.m. Monday.
What: After reporting on committee actions and other items of interest, councilors will review a consent schedule that includes minutes and the council’s draft work plan.
The board will then hold a public hearing on an ordinance enacting hazardous substance user fees and hold a public forum to hear input from the general community.
Councilors will then consider a second consent schedule with an annexation before voting on two ordinances. One would extend the expiration date of Safe Sleep sites, and the other would shift administration of the transient lodging tax to the state.
Read more:More Safe Sleep locations to open this summer as Eugene plans to extend program
They could also act to initiate a potential change to the land use code related to a proposed expansion of the 5th Street Public Market.
ID and password: 854 7449 8074; tip9
When: Wednesday noon.
What: Councilors will discuss the possibility of a public health overlay zone, a type of zoning on areas of the city that could separate residents and industries. The working session was sparked at least in part by recent developments in West Eugene, where the JH Baxter & Co. wood treatment facility has contaminated residents’ yards with dioxins, carcinogenic compounds from of their industrial process.
Related:Eugene council looking for gaps city government can fill to tackle chronic polluters
Council will also receive a presentation on the Riverfront Urban Renewal District.
ID and password: 834 9714 7883; tip9
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