TOMORROW: Eugene Budget Vote: Urge them to defund / reallocate (Guest Blog)

by remysaverem

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The above is a Guest Blog from Hallie Roberts, shared with permission. The photo is the public profile picture of the City Manager on FB.

The below is added by me, BTENB Assistant Editor Ellen.

Personally, while I think it is certainly more encouraging that the City Manager authorized the permit and chose to make her public profile picture indicative of support of BLM than if her profile picture had a Confederate flag or a MAGA hat, if this same City Manager authorized the manipulative and belatedly announced “curfews” and the repeated and militarized response of EPD to peaceful protestors, and if she did not publicly apologize and denounce the violence afterwards, then there is a lot more than a photo op that we need to see.

Here is how to attend the Eugene City Council work session and/or meeting TOMORROW:

June 22, 2020, City Council and Eugene Urban Renewal Agency Work Session (5:30 p.m.)

How to Access the Meeting

  • To watch the meeting live: Click the City Council link in the Live Sessions section below or tune in to Local Comcast Chanel 21

  • To listen to the meeting from your phone: Dial one of the phone numbers below and enter Webinar ID 950 7139 0006

    • 1-253-215-8782

    • 1-346-248-7799

    • 1-669-900-6833

    • 1-301-715-8592

    • 1-312-626-6799

    • 1-929-205-6099

    • City Council and Eugene Urban Renewal Agency Meeting (7:30 p.m.)

      How to Access the Meeting

      • To watch the meeting live (non-participant):
        Click the City Council link in the Live Sessions section below
      • To join/watch the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone (allows participation in Public Hearings):

      https://eugene-or-gov.zoom.us/j/91782629377
      *Password = council9

      • To join/listen to the meeting from your phone (allows [does not require] participation in Public Forum and Public Hearings): Dial one of the phone numbers below and enter Webinar 917 8262 9377

        • 1-346-248-7799
        • 1-669-900-6833
        • 1-253-215-8782
        • 1-312-626-6799
        • 1-929-205-6099
        • 1-301-715-8592

      Requests to speak at the Public Forum will be accepted from 7:15-7:35 p.m.

      • Opportunity to sign up to speak at a public hearing will be announced by Mayor.

      To sign-up to speak at the Public Forum and/or Public Hearing:

      • For those viewing the meeting on a computer, laptop, or other device, click once on the blue “hand” icon
      • For those listening to the meeting on a phone, press *9 (Star-9)

      For future City Council meeting topics, see City Council Tentative Working Agenda

      Submit comments, questions or testimony to the Mayor and City Council email distribution list.

      Here is how to contact the City Manager:

      Contact Us

      1. The City Manager’s Office

        125 E. 8th Avenue,
        2nd Floor
        Eugene, OR 97401
        Ph: 541-682-5010
        Fx: 541-682-5414

        Mayor and City Council
        Contact List

        Hours

        Monday – Friday
        8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
        1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Stay tuned for a post about what you can do to help identify and advocate for budget priorities, TODAY.

— Ellen for Boop Troop Eugene News, with permission from Hallie Roberts. Hallie authorized me to refer interested local activists to PM her on FB.

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