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Study Session

Minutes
Monday, March 04, 2019

CITY COUNCIL STUDY SESSION

MINUTES
Monday, March 4, 2019
Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street

 
Mayor Stromberg called the Study Session to order at 5:30 PM
 
  1. Public Input (15 minutes, maximum)
 
David Young Ashland Spoke that he resigned from the Transportation Commission.  He spoke that he was not respected.  He spoke that he is not in support of the transit study.
 
  1. Presentation by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
 
Executive Director Paul Christy and General Manager Ted Delong spoke to Council giving an update on the status of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
 
Mr.Delong spoke regarding the environmental concerns and impact of wildfire smoke to the festival.   
 
He spoke that the theaters opened last Friday and so far have had great attendance. 
 
Mr. Delong gave Council an overview of their suggested plans for 2019 (see attached).
 
Items discussed were:
  • Theater performance dates.
  • Alternative Venue due to air quality-Ashland High School.
  • Refund policies.
  • Attendance records.
  • Funding.
  • Community outreach.
 
  1. Transit Expansion Study Presentation
 
Deputy Public Works Director Scott Fleury and Jamey Dempster presented Council with a PowerPoint presentation (see attached).  
 
Items discussed were:
  • Project Overview.
  • Existing conditions.
  • Purpose of the project.
  • Project Objectives.
  • Flexible menu of public transportation strategies.
  • Long-term actions.
  • Partners.
  • Cost.
  • Project Schedule.
  • Existing conditions.
  • Population increase.
  • Population density.
  • Low income household commutes. 
  • Work travel daily commutes.
  • Transit ridership. 
  • Demand response for transit trips. 
  • Disability transit availability.
  • Mobility Trends.
  • Funding trends.
  • Multimodal opportunities.
  • Future plans.
  • Options for senior and handicap needs.
  • Routes and costs.
  • Action plans and long range funding.
  • Bike and pedestrian infrastructure improvements, transportation demand management & electric buses.
 
Slattery spoke that he would like to hear more on this topic on steps moving forward and have a clear timeline.   
 
The Study Session was adjourned at 7:03 PM
 
 
Respectfully submitted by:
 
______________________________________
City Recorder Melissa Huhtala
 
 
Attest:
 
_______________________________________
Mayor Stromberg

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