HOUSING AND COMMUNITY  
SERVICES AGENCY
February 24, 2010
9:00 a.m.
Harris Hall Main Floor
APPROVED 6/9/2010

Commissioner Rob Handy presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.  Bill Fleenor, Joe Inman and DeWanda McKinley were excused.  County Administrator Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Liane Richardson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS

Stephanie Maltz, Eugene , talked about HACSA’s new authorization form.  She said they are requesting it as a new source of information.  She commented the authorization form is too broad and impedes on confidentiality.  She said it opens the door to examining e-mail, private purchases and everything that someone from public housing does on the internet.  She asked for a clear definition of internet services.  She commented that privacy concerns are at the core.  She thought it was unreasonable to request this information.

Bruce Maltz, Eugene , recalled when Chuck Hauk ran a report on PayPal of their records, they were the only ones he ran out of 4,000 residents.  Maltz said there was discrimination in HACSA.  He asked if it was retaliation from Chuck Hauk. Maltz said he has received slander and liable the past three years.  He commented there was no transparency at HACSA.  He indicated there has been an effort for them to be evicted from HACSA.  He said that PayPal gave Hauk their records and the records proved he was not making money.

3. COMMISSIONERS' RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENTS AND/OR OTHER ISSUES AND REMONSTRANCE

Sorenson indicated that they will ask the agency about the issues the Maltz’ brought up.

Dwyer indicated that HACSA takes these issues seriously.  He said if there are gaps, they need to fix them.  He agreed there needs to be clear policy.

Handy asked how they could respond to this.

Larry Abel, HACSA, indicated they have been in contact with the Maltz’ about this and they are in the process of resolving it.  He said they could meet with the Board to let them know their progress.

Dwyer wanted policies on what the internet doesn’t include.  He thought it was an unfair position to put people into.

Sorenson wanted a letter on the Maltz’ and their situation.  He thought it should be run through Legal Counsel.  He said they should have an e-mail on the broader issue of the policy and definition and the line between obtaining information the federal housing agencies are allowed to receive.  He didn’t think they needed a work session.

Handy agreed.

Richardson indicated that HACSA has their own attorneys so they will have to work with them.  She thought it might slow down the process.

4. CONSENT CALENDAR

a. ORDER 10-2-24-1H/Accepting a Bid and Awarding Contract 10-C-0006 for Elevator Modernization at Parkview Terrace and Lindeborg Place .

MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.

Dwyer MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.

VOTE: 4-0.  

There being no further business, Commissioner Handy adjourned the meeting at 9:20 a.m.

Melissa Zimmer
Recording Secretary