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Betty L.
Taylor

Nonpartisan

Occupation: City councilor

Occupational Background: English teacher (high school, community college and university)

Educational Background: PhD, English from University of Oregon

Prior Governmental Experience: Eugene City council, since 1997, Vice-President, 2000; President, 2001; Eugene Budget Committee; Citizen Involvement Committee; Council liaison, Eugene Sister City Foundation; Metropolitan Policy Committee, Chair, 2001; Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority, Chair, 2000, 2001; Human Services Commission, Chair, 2004; McKenzie Watershed Council, Executive Committee; League of Oregon Cities, Resolutions Committee; League of Oregon Cities Resolution Committee; National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee; National League of Cities No Child Left Behind Task Force.

Current Government Positions: Eugene City Council; Eugene Budget Committee; Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Chair; Police Commission; Sister Cities liaison; National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee; National League of Cities University Communities Council Steering Committee.

Memberships: City Club; Friends of Eugene; 1,000 Friends of Oregon; Sierra Club; Obsidians; Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Oregon Wild; Smithsonian Institute; Wayne Morse Society, ex-officio board member; Unitarian Church

I am running for re-election to continue working for environmental protection, open, accessible government, and justice for all citizens. I support:

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:
Acquisition of stream corridors
Protection of waterways
An effective tree ordinance

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Helping local businesses-keeping profits in the community
Expansion of existing businesses such as Arts and Food

ACCESSIBLE GOVERNMENT:
Facilitate citizen involvement
Empower neighborhood organizations

JUSTICE FOR EVERYONE:
Housing standards
A living wage
Right of assembly in all areas of the city

TAX REFORM:
Alternate sources of revenue
Equitable funding for road maintenance

A HEALTHY DOWNTOWN
Assistance for Farmers' Market and Saturday Market
Daylighted millrace

ENDORSED BY:
Pete Sorenson, Lane County Commissioner; Oregon League of Conservation Voters; Eugene Firefighters, IAFF Local 851, Joe Siebert, Vice President; ONRC Action PAC; Alan Zelenka, City Councilor, Ward 3; Scott Landfield, Tsunami Books; Bicycle Way of Life, Paul Nicholson, President; Sundance Natural Foods; Arthur Johnson; Mary H. O'Brien; David Sonnichsen.

(This information furnished by Taylor for City Council.)