BEAVERTON CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
JULY 15, 2002
CALL TO ORDER:
The Regular Meeting of the Beaverton City Council was called to order by Mayor Rob
Drake in the Forrest C. Soth Council Chambers, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton,
Oregon on Monday, July 15, 2002, at 6:41 p.m.
Present were Mayor Drake, Couns. Fred Ruby, Evelyn Brzezinski, Forrest Soth and
Cathy Stanton. Coun. Dennis Doyle was excused. Also present were Chief of Staff
Linda Adlard, City Attorney Mark Pilliod, Human Resources Director Sandra Miller,
Finance Director Patrick O'Claire, Community Development Director Joe Grillo,
Engineering Director Tom Ramisch, Operations/Maintenance Director Gary Brentano,
Police Chief David Bishop, Library Director Ed House, Utilities Engineer David Winship,
Police Captain Wes Ervin, Police Officer Mark Clark, Police Lieutenant Andrea Moore
and Deputy City Recorder Catherine Jansen.
There were none.
Coun. Brzezinski reminded Council that the next Picnic in the Park would be
Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at 6:00 p.m., at Hiteon Park.
Coun. Stanton announced that on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, there would be an Open
House on the proposed Bull Run Regional Drinking Water Agency at the Tigard Water
District Building on Burnham Road in Tigard. She explained that this proposed agency
would look at water provision region wide and that the City of Portland had a Web site
providing information on this subject.
There were none.
METRO Update on Periodic Review (Andy Cotugno, Planning Director; Susan McLain,
Susan McLain, Metro Councilor, introduced Planning Director Andy Cotugno and
explained they were there to update Council on the review of the Urban Growth
Andy Cotugno, Metro Planning Director, explained that Metros Periodic Review deadline
was the end of this year and their goal was to ensure that the 20-year land supply
requirement was met. He said that Executive Officer Mike Burtons recommendation
would be brought to the Metro Council on August 1, 2002; feedback and input would be
sought on the recommendation through a series of public hearings to be held throughout
Cotugno summarized the issues considered in the review of the UGB. Major issues
were: size of the UGB; land use; how much and where was expansion appropriate; and
tradeoffs. He reviewed in detail information concerning the expansion anticipated for
housing, industrial and commercial use as summarized in a June 17, 2002 memo he
gave to Council (in record). He spoke on the issues considered when deciding where to
expand. He stated that to address the sub-regional question for this side of the Metro
region, he thought they needed to revisit the issue of urban reserves. He thought the
urban reserves could provide the means to establish a 50-year horizon, rather than five
years, to give everyone more certainty about long-term plans. He noted that work on
Goal 5 would start again when Metro and the Tualatin Basin Group finished their review
and that would have an impact on the natural resources and the UGB.
McLain explained the three-stop process for Goal 5 and said they were finishing Step 1,
the inventory process. She noted meetings were being held this summer for public
review and testimony concerning the inventory. She explained Step 2 would involve
looking at conflicting uses; the Program Step that would address protection issues would
be late 2003.
At the request of Mayor Drake, Cotugno reviewed the history of the UGB. He explained
that the Urban Growth Boundary was adopted in 1979 and was approximately 232
thousand acres; it was a 20-year growth boundary and included a 25% market factor. A
decade later the law was changed and the market factor was disallowed. He explained
that during the ensuing years, most of the land was developed and there was minimal
expansion to the UGB. He said that as of today, only minimal expansion of the UGB
was needed; out of 200,000 new housing units, 160,000 could be accommodated within
the existing UGB. Thus, the region had a 15-year capacity in the UGB; a 20-year supply
was the requirement. In the early 90s, he explained, the 20/40 Growth Concept was
adopted to plan growth for the next 50 years. He said that at one point they were
looking at the prospect of a 120,000-acre expansion, but there was a lot of territory that
people did not wish to urbanize in order to preserve farm land and natural resources.
He said the Growth Concept that was adopted was predicated on an 18,000 acre
expansion with a strong emphasis on more efficient use of the land, through
redevelopment, use of vacant land along light rail corridors, and getting more use out of
existing land and infrastructure. He explained that the 18,000-acre figure was
dependent on location, because the terrain would determine how much land was needed
for development. He noted the number of acres needed for expansion depended on the
mix of flat farm land versus hilly land which would be more difficult to develop. Because
the first priority was the difficult to develop land, Metro would need to look at a 20,000
acre expansion, as compared to the 18,000 acres they thought would be sufficient.
Mayor Drake thanked him and noted this was good information for the audience.
Mayor Drake noted that a lot of the area marked for expansion on the map was
Clackamas County and it was rural and underdeveloped. He noted that costs for
urbanizing the area would be higher and asked how this would be funded.
Cotugno explained that the issue of supplying the region with job land in Washington
County vs. Clackamas County concerned impacting the farmland. Farming was an
industry in Washington County, he said, and they needed to sustain that. He noted they
also heard from the Westside Economic Alliance about the clustering of high tech, and
the need to be adjacent to one another. He said they would have to draw the line
between expansion for urban purposes vs. preservation of land for the farm economy.
He said that they only addressed the urban side of that issue. He stressed there was an
outstanding need that would not be met in Clackamas County and how much would be
met in Washington County was still an issue. He stated that full development of any
expansion area in Clackamas County was a 20-year issue though there were some
areas where it would be easy to extend the infrastructure into immediate job locations.
He said there were both short term and long-term prospects in Clackamas County and
that money was set aside through the MTIP process to develop conclusions about roads
and land use. He noted they just completed the Pleasant Valley expansion, for 1500
acres, and there were opportunities to accomplish some things there. He stressed that
this was a long-term buildup of that area.
McLain explained that people could contact John Donovan at Metro by calling 503-797-
1942. She emphasized that this was an on-going process; that communities had to be
cognizant to resources and infrastructure to ensure that infrastructure was in place when
they were ready to start building. She noted that cities would need to consider what this
meant in terms of expanding urban services and how these costs would be met. She
stated that they recognized that all communities should be full service and all
communities were working to keep their future going. She added there was no simple
answer; and input from the public, the jurisdictions, and businesses was needed to make
this a complete package.
Coun. Soth confirmed that in the memorandum from Cotugno, the headings under
industrial land deficits referred to the size of the lots and demand was based on the 20-
year requirement. He also confirmed that zone changes were done for the industrial
land that was being converted to commercial land and that the refill rate was
redevelopment and infill.
Coun. Soth asked if a person had a large lot (10,000 square feet) could he rebuild a
single-family home or would the lot have to be split.
Cotugno replied that the threshold was 20,000 square feet; any vacant lots larger than
20,000 square feet were counted as vacant land; lots smaller than 20,000 square feet
were referred to as developed land. He explained that if someone had a 10,000 square
foot lot that he wanted to split into two lots, it was considered refill of developed land.
Cotugno also explained that the zoning collectively throughout the region allowed for
higher densities than the rate that Metro assumed, which was 26.5% and was based on
current actual growth experience. He noted they were not trying to measure the
potential zoning capacity for areas already developed; they were only trying to measure
the actual rate or what could be done to make it happen at a greater rate.
Coun. Soth noted there was a great deal of concern about Goal 5 and the restrictions on
the use of private property with Title 3. He asked if there was any flexibility so that a
property owner could maximize his own use of that land.
McClain replied there were a lot of issues that would come out in the next 18 months.
She said there was a great deal of flexibility built into the process, especially in
Washington County because the cities were in an Intergovernmental Agreement with the
Tualatin Basin Group. She said they would have the opportunity to talk with property
owners as well as local jurisdictions to make sure that flexibility was there. She said the
Metro Council made an effort to ensure that there were exceptions in the Title 3
elements for properties that were completely in the sensitive area. She said that the
flexibility would be there to address these concerns.
Cotugno added that on Goal 5 they only factored in current regulations and not
speculation on future regulations that might reduce the availability of land for
Coun. Stanton explained for the audience that Goal 5 sets policies for preservation of
natural resources and that Title 3 of the Metro Functional Plan covered the protection of
the streamside riparian areas.
Coun. Stanton asked if the LCDC was going to take two years to accept the subregional
need concepts in the expansion plan.
Cotugno said they hoped that LCDC would have a rule by the end of this year but the
next question would be who was going to challenge it and how long would it take to
settle the challenge. He suggested that whenever the rule was finished and available, it
should be applied. He confirmed they would not be looking at the subregional list during
McClain added that the Metro Council could not legally consider the subregional issue
now because they could only apply actual rules and codes that had been adopted and
were in effect.
Coun. Stanton confirmed that local jurisdictions determined the zoning for land that
would be included in the UGB, not Metro.
McLain added that the 20/40 Growth Concept included design types that would need to
be considered. Metro only asks that if a city requested zoning changes, they go through
Metros map amendment process. She stated that the amendment process was done
on a regular basis and was an easy process.
Coun. Stanton also confirmed that Metro could not decide how any jurisdiction would
spend its capital improvement funds in terms of building infrastructure and providing
Coun. Stanton said from comments made earlier she got the impression that Metro
would decide the zoning on the expansion areas and which areas would get funding for
McClain apologized for the confusion; everyone would need to work together to figure
out the solutions. She noted it was important to look at timing of projects on a region-
wide basis to help build the 20/40 Growth Concept, which would provide complete full-
service communities. She offered Metros help in getting everyone working together to
ensure that budget dollars were available for the needed projects. She added that she
was referring to MPAC, JPAC, and MSTIP funds, not individual city funds being used for
Coun. Stanton confirmed that the Beaverton School District was working through Metros
special needs process to bring land into the UGB to meet the Districts needs.
Mayor Drake noted that this was an on going effort at this time and many agencies were
involved. He explained they had been meeting monthly on this issue and he had been
part of the process. He noted the discussions included State Representatives Haas and
Ringo, and One Thousand Friends. He noted the process was moving slower than the
School District would like, but they have been able to build a stronger understanding of
this issue and a willingness to listen and be part of the process.
McClain added that the District had done an excellent job in re-evaluating how they used
the land, how to get the most out of what they have and how much was needed for
Mayor Drake thanked them for the presentation.
Mayor Drake noted there were some Boy Scouts in the audience and asked them to
identify their troop and school.
Nick Baker announced they were from Troop 547 and from Aloha and Mountain View
Library Annual Report
Library Director Ed House gave highlights of the Library Annual Report. He
acknowledged the Library staff, noting they had worked very hard this past year and
morale was high. He recognized June Bass, the Volunteer Coordinator, who
coordinated the 140 volunteers at the Library. He noted the volunteers were doing this
out of the goodness of their heart and have contributed 11,403 hours of volunteer time; a
69 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. He reported the following statistics for
-Oregon was the third highest state in the nation in circulation per capita. Oregon users
check out more books than all other states other than Indiana and Ohio.
-Per capita circulation for the Beaverton City Library was 15.2 which was significantly
higher than the national average and higher than Ohio (12.76) which leads the nation.
-Total circulation was 1,621,725 items; a 9.9 percent increase over last year.
-38 percent of the items checked out went through the self-check machines.
-The door count for this fiscal year was 768,371 individuals, which was up 12.5 percent
from the previous year; an average of 2,164 people per day come into the Library.
-The technical services department added 32,772 items to the collection. The Library
now has 302,000 items in its collection, which was a 40 percent from last year.
-147,843 reference questions from the public were answered.
-Childrens program attendance was up 39 percent; there were over 25,270 youth
coming to childrens programs.
-The young adult division increased from 350 youths last year to 725 so far this year.
He noted that Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) had a new
automated telephoning service for calling patrons to advise them that their item was in or
overdue, which would save thousands of dollars in postage each year. West Slope
Library had a fire six weeks ago and was now closed temporarily for repairs. He
reported that the City of Beaverton had been working cooperatively with them until they
are able to reopen. He reported on the variety of programs for the adults and that the
Librarys internet stations were very successful. He noted that there was a lot going on
and they could not have done it without the help of the New Friends of the Beaverton
City Library and the Beaverton Library Foundation.
House noted his concerns that if they continued to grow as they had been, more staffing
and volunteers would be needed. He explained that to mitigate the staffing need,
libraries were starting to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, where
computer chips were put on the items checked out and the chip was read by radio
frequency. When a book was returned, he explained, it would go onto a belt and
through a reader to be automatically checked in (without having to have a staff person
process it through) and then onto a cart or a bin for shelving. He noted this would save
a lot of staff time, which could be used for other jobs. He noted more information would
be coming in the near future on how to handle the growth that was expected.
House reported that in November WCCLS would go out for an operation levy to
supplement the current funds received from the County and to replace funds from their
contingency that was spent down over the last few years. He explained that the 73% of
the Librarys funding comes through WCCLS; not all of that money was at a stake but if
part of that revenue stream was lost, services that have been provided this past year
would have to be curtailed. He stressed it was very important that this funding continue
and be enhanced for future growth.
Coun. Stanton asked who wrote the Gates Grant application.
House explained that it was a team effort between the Library, Finance, and ISD staff.
He noted they were happy with the results.
Coun. Stanton noted the Library received a $16,000 Gates Foundation Grant and
complimented the library staff.
Mayor Drake called for a brief a recess at 8:05 p.m.
Mayor Drake reconvened the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Photo Radar Speed Pilot Project Results
David Bishop, Chief of Police, explained that last year Council approved expanding the
use of photo radar to five non-residential streets that had a history of excessive
speeding, accidents, and citizens complaints: Western Avenue, Hall Boulevard, Allen
Boulevard, Farmington Road and Hart Road. He noted that Council direction then was
to implement the program and come back with an update. He noted staff was now
asking that Council expand the deployment of photo radar. He introduced Captain Wes
Ervin, Lieutenant Andrea Moore, and Officer Mark Clark.
Wes Ervin, Police Captain explained that the primary concern of the Police Department
and the City was to ensure the safe, smooth flow of traffic throughout the City. He noted
that speeding vehicles were a major factor in accidents and had a negative impact on
community livability. He stated that photo radar was one of the most viable tools they
had to positively modify driving behaviors, that it had been used effectively on
neighborhood streets and last year the program was expanded to include collectors and
arterials. He added that the expansion was written into State statutes. He explained
staff first established criteria to identify problematic streets and establish the expansion
area. Per Council instruction the following street criteria was set: excessive speeding;
high accident risks; high volume of citizen complaints; mixture of automobile, pedestrian,
bicycle and truck traffic; special circumstances, such as construction or events; streets
frequently used by emergency vehicles responding on calls. Based on this criterion,
staff proposed the following locations: Hall Boulevard, Allen Boulevard, Farmington
Road, Western Avenue, and Hart Road. He said they were successful in all of the
locations but Hart Road; Hart had no safe locations to operate the equipment without
jeopardizing the public. He reported the following results: uniformed officers were freed
up for other patrol duties; 22% of the citations by the photo radar team written were in
the expanded area; reductions in violations occurred. He noted that there was some
difficulty in gathering the statistics and that the numbers obtained were from pre- and
post-studies using hand-held radar. He said staff was in the process of acquiring
technology to improve statistic gathering. He said that the overall effectiveness of the
program could be seen and the lessons learned were: better evaluation was needed; not
all locations were practical; technical problems reduced the number of citations written;
process technology issues created some problems that have been mitigated.
Ervin then focused on the proposed future direction for this program. He said their goals
were to increase neighborhood livability; reduce speeding; reduce risk factors that
contribute to accidents and positively modify driving behavior.
Erwin said they would continue to follow the spirit of the State statutes and the desire of
the Council to: ensure the largest portion of the time (2/3rd of the time) they would have
the photo radar in neighborhoods and school zones; the remainder of the time they
would address specific speed impact areas; closely follow the State statute; and agree
on the definitions of the areas. He repeated the recommended deployment criteria:
excessive speeding; accident risks from traffic data; citizen complaints; mixture of traffic
use; Special circumstances. He noted they would continue to work with the Traffic
Engineering Department for assistance and to identify areas of concern. He explained
that with new equipment and technology the Department could do its own data collection
to measure deployment effectiveness. Ervin noted that staff was requesting Council
approval on deployment percentages (40% neighborhoods, 25% school zones, 35%
expanded area) and on the criterion for Speed Impact Areas. If approved, he added,
they could formalize the mission for photo radar with a clear definition of Speed Impact
Areas and they could deploy photo radar in the future and expand the locations within
the scope of this criteria.
Bishop noted that last month the Police Department held a Town Hall Meeting and traffic
control was the top concern of citizens. He said that photo radar rated high with citizens.
Coun. Brzezinski asked how long the program had been running.
Linda Adlard, Chief of Staff replied it was about 1 ½ years.
Coun. Brzezinski confirmed that the data was based on approximately 15 months. She
asked if in the last six months, staff was following the deployment percentages currently
being recommended: 40% neighborhoods, 25% schools zones and 35% expanded area.
Ervin confirmed that was correct.
Coun. Brzezinski asked about the 22% of the citations that were issued in the expanded
area. She noted that if the department was spending 35% of its time in the expanded
area, then fewer citations were being issued.
Ervin replied that was correct.
Coun. Brzezinski asked if there were citizen complaints concerning those five streets.
Bishop said there were no complaints on these five streets. He said the staff was very
honest with the community on what was being done and he felt that was the key to their
Coun. Brzezinski noted that when staff brought this to Council, a data table was provided
that showed each potential location and various statistics. She said she wanted to see a
before and after for that same table.
Bishop replied that could be done again.
Coun. Soth said he was also interested in the data. He asked if the presence of a police
officer at the Neighborhood Association Meetings (NAC) meetings, to explain the
program, had any effect on the reduction in speed and citations issued.
Bishop replied that the officers at the NAC meetings have had a positive effect, and that
photo radar and the Red Light Program were very well accepted in the City as shown by
surveys. He said that at the beginning of the program the request for photo radar was
Coun. Soth said he wished there was a way to incorporate a decibel meter into that
Coun. Stanton stated she hoped to see before-and-after data, along with deployment
percentages during the test period and the percentage of tickets.
Bishop explained that the data was not available because the vendors had changed. He
said that when they came back to Council they would provide the information.
Adlard explained staff had the total volume figures and one key factor was total hours of
Coun. Stanton said she would like data on where the ticketed drivers lived.
Adlard explained that could be sorted through the court system, but the majority were
Beaverton residents, then Portland, and Washington County.
Coun. Stanton said she missed seeing the van on Erickson and Main, around the
Beaverton High School. She said she did not see it in the Spring and those streets took
heavy hits because they were posted for 25 mph.
Mayor Drake noted that he would not want the school kids to know it was there every
morning; it would be better to keep the location random to retrain drivers.
Coun. Stanton asked if the percentage could be transferred to hours used.
Bishop replied it could be done either way.
Coun. Stanton said her primary concern was that as the program was expanded more
reasons would be found to not be in the neighborhoods and school zones.
Mayor Drake stated he hoped the Council would give broad policy direction and allow
the Police Department to implement it and be responsive to trends and overall issues.
He said he did not want to shackle the police in day-to-day discretion. He added that
based on the concerns heard, he thought they were heading in the right direction though
some refinement was needed.
Coun. Stanton noted that often she saw the van but it was not operating. She said she
was committed to the schools and neighborhoods and wanted to know how many hours
would be spent in the different locations.
Bishop stated that the schools were a high priority. He noted it was also important to
use other alternatives, such as decoys and saturation patrols.
Coun. Brzezinski clarified that the percentages were based on the hours used. She said
she wanted to know how many hours were spent on the four roads and suggested using
the second vendor since there were problems with the first.
Coun. Soth asked if the van was operated at night.
Bishop explained that last week they started night operation.
Adlard mentioned that although it was hoped people would decrease speeds when they
received a photo radar citation, there was not a consistency of drivers on arterials. She
said it was easier in neighborhoods because it was the same people on the same trips.
She explained the City would not see as dramatic a decrease in speeders on arterials
because people were coming through who may never have been on that arterial. She
said she did not believe that the results would be the same as what was done in the
Mayor Drake suggested that staff come back with additional information to Council at the
August 5th or 12th meeting. He said that Council could give its final direction then.
Coun. Ruby MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Soth that the Consent Agenda be approved
Adopt Resolution and Authorize Implementation of New Plan Review Fees for Phased
Projects and Deferred Plan Submittals (Res. No. 3674)
A Resolution of Intent to Condemn Property for the 125th Avenue Extension, Phase 1
Project (Res. No. 3675)
Liquor Licenses (Ay, Caramba Fresh Mexican Grill, Rama Thai Restaurant)
Contract Review Board:
Retainer Agreements for Professional Services in Support of Fiscal Year 2002-03 and
2003-04 Capital Improvements Plan
Acceptance of Special Purpose Grant From the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and
Authorize Purchase of Specific Name Brand Equipment as Required by the Grant.
Coun. Soth noted that AB 02227 was the outcome of work done by the Tri-County
Building Board to make processes and procedures consistent throughout all
jurisdictions. He noted they did an excellent job.
Question called on the motion. Couns. Brzezinski, Soth, Ruby and Stanton voting AYE,
the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (4:0)
Stand for Children Presentation - Water Fluoridation
Mayor Drake explained that the City of Beaverton had a working agreement with
Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) and that a portion of Beaverton (15%) received
TVWD water that was fluoridated. He noted they had discussed fluoridating the
remaining portion of the Citys water though the City had not acted upon it. He noted the
City or TVWD had not received any negative comments regarding fluoridated water. He
noted this last spring the City and the Joint Water Commission (JWC) were approached
about fluoridating water and took the information under advisement. He said this last
spring the City of Beaverton conducted a poll that showed 63% of the respondents
supported fluoridation, 28% were against and 9% did not know. Based on this
information, he scheduled a work session with Stand for Children who supported
fluoridation. He noted he received information from people opposed to fluoridation and
had set a public hearing date for August 5, 2002, to hear from both sides and Council
would consider placing the issue of fluoridating water on the ballot.
Audrey Scheidler, Aloha, representing Beaverton Stand for Children, explained that
Stand for Children was a national grassroots organization working to build a strong voice
for children and families in local communities, states and nationally to ensure that all
children grow up healthy, educated, and safe. She stated the Beaverton and Hillsboro
chapters had over 200 members. She said the members heard from citizens of the need
for access to dental care and the need for prevention education to reduce decay in
children. She said this concern was heard from a variety of sources assisting low
income families (Head Start, Healthy Start, Virginia Garcia staff and others) Based on
the information they gathered, they developed three strategies for improving dental
health in Washington County: 1) dental prevention educator; 2) community water
fluoridation; and 3) neighborhood dental program. She noted they had presented a
proposal to the JWC regarding community water fluoridation. She said they agreed with
statements made by the US Surgeon General, the NIH, the CDC and the ADA that
community water fluoridation was the safest, most cost effective and practical way to
reduce the occurrence dental decay in a community. She noted that it benefited people
of all ages and socio-economic levels.
Rick Wilson, DDS, American Dental Association, Portland, stated that the ADA and
many other dental associations and dentists, supported fluoridation of water supply in
Beaverton and throughout the state. He noted there was no other more cost-effective
way to prevent tooth decay. He said that fluoridation of the water supply was supported
by every health organization in the world. He said in the Year 2000 the US Surgeon
General came out with a report on oral health in America and strongly supported
fluoridation. He thanked Mayor Drake and Council for addressing this much needed and
April Love, DDS, Newburg, said she worked with Head Start children and was appalled
by what she saw in these little children. She spoke on technical measurements of
fluoride, how teeth decay, how fluoride works and what was allowed in water (in record).
She said 80% of decay was found in 25% of the population and many of these were
poor children like those she treated in the Head Start Program. She added in Head Start
the decay experience was extremely high (75%) in children less than nine years. She
said there was also a decay problem in aging populations because anything that makes
the mouth dry (such as medicines) makes a person prone to decay. She spoke on
severe health cases caused by dental infection (in record).
Love added water fluoridation was a safety net for these populations and very cost
effective. She stated Beaverton citizens would need to decide for themselves if the City
should have fluoridation.
Mayor Drake noted that the 2000 Census showed that Beaverton had 21% of the
poverty level in Washington County.
Scheidler added it would take approximately one year to implement fluoridation. Based
on information from Tualatin Valley Water, she said the type of fluoride used would be
sodium fluorosilicate and the approximate cost would be 69 cents per person per year
for 15 years.
Coun. Soth asked how the vote was taken when this was presented to the Dental
Association; was it a vote of only those who were present or was it a weighted vote to
take into consideration those not present.
Wilson explained that the ADA House of Delegates, which had over 400 members,
made policy decisions of the American Dental Association (ADA). Prior to establishing
that policy, he added, they had reference committees that meet during the annual
meeting and at that time testimony was taken from delegates and non-delegates and
any ADA member could present input at those meetings. He noted there would always
be dissident opinions. He said he valued very highly juried, quality research and he had
found no legitimate science or research that supported the anti-fluoridation stand.
Coun. Soth questioned the material that said fluoride was ineffective in preventing pit
and fissure decay or baby bottle tooth decay.
Love replied this was not consistent with her experience.
Wilson added that water fluoridation was not promoted as a cure all for decay. He said
this was one of various steps. He stressed fluoridation was a preventative measure and
along with fluoridation there would need to be education. He added the overall program
promoted fluoridation, education, and dental care.
Love stated dentists that worked in areas that had fluoridation saw better teeth and did
not have the tremendous tooth decay seen in areas that dont have it.
Coun. Soth asked if fluoride was instituted today, how long before the results would
show up, particularly in lower income strata of the society.
Wilson answered it would be several years down the road. He noted that children that
were being seen today would not see immediate benefit; these children were losing their
teeth now. The children who would benefit were those who were conceived and born in
the next few years. He explained how teeth were constructed and how the fluoride ion
makes stronger enamel (in record).
Coun. Soth said he heard that autism could be caused by too early immunization in the
early years of life and asked if they had heard anything similar with fluoridation.
Love explained that fluoride had been in the water forever. She added for 50 years it
had been added to the water to study it, and it had been in Oregon water wells for
hundreds of years naturally. She said there had been many in depth studies to see if
there were any ill effects and fluorosis was the only thing found.
Coun. Soth added that the JWC had indicated that it should be up to individual partners
to decide what to do.
Love stated she would like to see all the partners do this.
Coun. Stanton said she thought personally it was a small thing that could be done and
noted it naturally occurs in most water around the world.
Love said 170 million people in this country were fluoridated. She said when she was
screening some of the Head Start children and out of the 250 kids she checked only two
were given fluoride tablets. She added that fluoride tablets required a prescription so
that was one avenue that was left out for lower income individuals.
Coun. Ruby confirmed that Portland was not fluoridated and asked if Stand for Children
had lobbied Portland and what was their position.
Wilson replied there was a tri-county fluoridation effort that was working in this region
and Portland has been approached.
Dr. Kurt Ferre, DDS, Chair, Tri County Fluoridation Forum, stated that with Portland their
approach was to work with the City and to get public endorsements to support this
proposal. He said the progress had been slow because the Portland Water Department
had been working to resolve a computer system problem and Commissioner Stenn was
running for re-election. He added that the third issue being debated was the possible
regionalization of the Bull Run Water System. He said Portland felt that until that issue
was addressed, the timing was not right. He said in the last two months Mayor Katz had
reassigned the Water Bureau to Dan Saltzman and on record he had supported
fluoridation so he would be approached. He noted the City Club of Portland did a study
of the issue and voted unanimously to support fluoridation, and they sent their
recommendation to the City of Portland.
Coun. Soth noted that the Bull Run initiative was only for storage and transmission, not
for distribution. He added this did not mean all partners favored the regionalization of
the storage and transmission.
Mayor Drake thanked them for the presentation.
Second Reading and Passage:
Pilliod reminded Council that at the first reading for Ordinance No. 4219, he had said he
would be preparing revisions to the ordinance. He noted that Agenda Bill 02222,
Second Revision, contained two new Whereas clauses and the provisions of Section 2
Pilliod pointed out that there was also a memorandum dated July 12, 2002, from the
Community Development Director and the Assistant City Attorney. He explained that the
City Charter required that if an ordinance was revised, that the revised sections have to
be read in full before the ordinance can be adopted. He read the following sections in
the ordinance in full: The third and fourth Whereas paragraphs and all of Section 2. He
then read Ordinance No. 4219 by title only for its second reading:
An Ordinance Annexing One Parcel and Associated Rights-of-Way Lying Generally
Outside of the Existing City Limits to the City of Beaverton; ANX 2002-0005 (Meadow
Park Middle School Expedited Annexation) (Ord. No. 4219)
Pilliod then read the following ordinances for the second time by title only:
An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the Right of Way of SW Metz Street and SW 124th
Avenue (Ord. No. 4218)
An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 4187, the Comprehensive Plan Map and
Ordinance No. 2050, the Zoning Map for Two Parcels Located on Canyon Road and
Two Parcels Located on 110th Avenue; CPA 2002-0004/RZ 2002-0014 (Ord. No. 4220)
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Brzezinski that the ordinances embodied in
AB 02221, 02222 as amended, and 02223 now pass. Roll call vote. Couns. Brzezinski,
Ruby, Soth and Stanton voting AYE, the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (4:0)
DEVELOPMENT CODE: SIGN REGULATION
Mayor Drake noted there was a memo from Community Development Director Joe Grillo
to the Council and Mayor Drake dated June 28, 2002, regarding amendments to the sign
regulation portion of the Development Code. He added this was in response to
comments that were made earlier this year and requested by the Council to selectively
look at the sign ordinance. He noted this would be a cleanup of the sign regulations and
asked for a motion or consensus supporting moving forward on this request. There was
Council consensus to move forward on this request.
Mayor Drake called for a brief recess at 10:05 p.m.
Mayor Drake reconvened the meeting at 10:13 p.m.
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Brzezinski that the City Council adjourn into
executive session in accordance with ORS 192.660 (1) (d) to conduct deliberations with
persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations and in
accordance with ORS 192.660 (1) (h) to discuss the legal rights and duties of the
governing body with regard to litigation or litigation likely to be filed.
Pursuant to ORS 192.660 (3), it is Councils wish that the items discussed not be
disclosed by media representatives or others. Motion carried unanimously (4:0)
The Executive Session convened at 10:14 p.m.
The Executive Session adjourned at 10:41 p.m.
Coun. Soth MOVED, SECONDED by Coun. Ruby to authorize the retention of the
services of Roger Brown Corp. for services relating to litigation in an amount as
discussed in Executive Session. Couns. Brzezinski, Ruby, Soth and Stanton voting AYE,
the MOTION CARRIED unanimously. (4:0)
There being no further business to come before the Council at this time, the meeting
was adjourned at 10:42 p.m.
Catherine L. Jansen, Deputy City Recorder
Approved this 23rd day of September, 2002.
Rob Drake, Mayor