[WEC] CLARIFICATION: Subcommittee this week or next; then full discussion on Tue 11/2
robzako at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 17:37:38 PDT 2010
Dear Kitty and other WEC friends ... and City of Eugene and LTD friends,
On Oct 18, 2010, at 4:58 PM, Kitty Piercy wrote:
> Is this the smaller group or the entire WEC? For the smaller group, it is more to the point for me how we help the EmX succeed in West Eugene and if I heard most people correctly, that means putting it firmly in the context of the WEC larger recommendations, and if that is true, then there is how to get the city to move on this in a timely enough fashion to make decisions regarding that context? Then there is the question of the WEC’s role in all of this and what kind of process and the schedule it must be on to be effective. Convoluted I know...
Your confusing is understandable, as so much is going on.
To be clear, I have been asked to coordinate two different but related meetings:
Ad Hoc WEC / EmX Options Subcommittee
Time/Place TBD (but sometime this week or next)
This group consists of just those who volunteered last time -- Tom Schwetz, Kevin, Pat, Larry, Jim Welsh, Chris, Emily, Tim, Jan and me -- to do research and develop options for next steps to bring to the full group. Currently the subcommittee is discussing by email and some members are conducting research, in particular, by talking to the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (who originally brought us John Huyler and Dennis Donald) and to the Oregon Consensus Program (Jamie Damon). The subcommittee is not empowered to make any decisions, but merely to assist the full WEC in deciding what next steps might make sense. Your comments about putting EmX firmly in the context of the WEC's vision should help the subcommittee focus its thinking.
WEC / EmX Discussion #2
Tuesday, November 2, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
This is a discussion of every member of the WEC who is interested and available, plus key representatives of the City of Eugene (Jon Ruiz, Sarah Medary) and LTD (Mike Eyster, Mark Pangborn, etc.). This discussion will be a continuation of the meeting we had last Thursday morning -- hence "Discussion #2" -- and will be informed by the options developed by the ad hoc subcommittee. During this discussion, perhaps WEC members will agree to the wisdom of some specific set of next steps, whether for the WEC itself or to recommend to the City of Eugene and/or LTD.
Possible next steps could be:
• Involve the WEC in some kind of active role in the current discussion of EmX in west Eugene.
• Recommend that LTD and/or the City of Eugene retain the services of some conflict resolution professional.
• Recommend the West Eugene EmX Extension effort coordinate with the Envision Eugene effort (so that the land use plans for west Eugene are known prior to deciding the transit infrastructure).
• Have the WEC make some kind of statement about the critical role of EmX in the future of west Eugene.
• Do nothing.
I hope this explanation helps.
Just trying to help people be in the same place at the same time so they can talk,
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