There is an executive session scheduled tomorrow (8/6) and judging from the notification email and the timing, it has to do with the Liane Richardson pay scandal. The county tells EW that not not only is it not clear what exact time the session is scheduled for, it’s also not clear if there will be a public announcement following the executive session, which media can attend but not report on.
Presumably this session marks the end of the “outside investigation” into alterations into the pay Richarson was taking home on top of her more than $150,000 base salary.
There will be an Occupy-related but not sanctioned protest tomorrow starting around 6:05 am.
This is an opportunity to show displeasure with her [Richardson’s ] work, both in this meeting’s subject and in her blatant, insulting, and false accusations of SLEEPS protesters, as well as infringement of their First Amendments Rights.
In addition, many many of our houseless have been and will continue to be ousted from scarce spots for hidden sleeping. There is literally nowhere to go, and it’s time to bring this back into the Commisioners’, City Council’s, and the public’s attention.
Energy is building for protest of both Liane’s actions and the ongoing evictions of Eugene’s homeless — Let’s fill the plaza (leaving a path for ingress and egress) with free speech protest tents, signs, and potluck breakfast beginning at 6:05 a.m. (it’s unnecessary to re-challenge the curfew at this point) and throughout the morning.
Old ladies/grandmas (and their impostors) are encouraged to bring their knitting. It would be cool to have some morning music, too!
The meeting starts at 9 am, has public comments, the consent calanedar, and Legislative issues — including ones that affect Native tribes and their lands, then public works and some discussion of rezoning forest land to ag.
You can watch the meeting, but not the protest or executive session here.