Medford City Council Study Session
January 22, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Medford Room, City Hall, 411 W. 8th Street, Medford with the following members present.
Councilmembers Daniel Bunn, Michael Zarosinski, Kevin Stine, Clay Bearnson, Chris Corcoran, Eli Matthews and Tim Jackle.
Legislative Issues: City Manager Eric Swanson noted that Cindy Robert from Rainmakers was present to work with Council regarding the upcoming legislative session and Council priorities. Council discussed a number of issues of importance including marijuana legislation and rulemaking, transportation issues, PERS, OLCC licensing, and retention of home rule/local control.
Ms. Robert provided information on the status of these issues and what is likely to be moving forward in the session.
Council discuss establishment of weekly calls with Representative Esquivel and other legislators as these have been very helpful during past sessions. Ms. Robert will contact the legislators to arrange.
Ms. Robert noted that it is likely that a transportation package will be approved this session and recommended that the Council submit a listing of top priorities for potential inclusion in that bill.
Council discussed the upcoming City Hall day at the Capitol and Ms. Robert will arrange for meetings with City representatives and agency staff as well as legislators.
The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.