Both the university and Mercy Corps would like to be able to use the parking lot between their two buildings.
"Recently, we were extremely disappointed to learn that City Council members and the University of Oregon have initiated -- and nearly concluded -- negotiations that would result in an exclusive lease to the University of Oregon of this parking space, apparently the result of the University of Oregon's negotiation with the city over the 'Made in Oregon' sign. Mercy Corps was completely excluded from this process; we were not informed of any of the details. Is this the way the City of Portland works?"
the university would preserve Mercy Corps' use of the parking lot.