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<br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> Council Chamber--City Hall <br /> September 26, 1988 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Cynthia Wooten, Ruth Bascom, Freeman Holmer, Jeff <br /> Miller, Roger Rutan, Emily Schue. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Rob Bennett, Debra Ehrman. <br /> The regular meeting of the Eugene City Council was called to order by Mayor <br /> Brian B. Obie. <br /> Mayor Obie welcomed members of the public and said the council has a <br /> mandatory adjournment time of 10:30 p.m. unless extended by a majority vote <br /> of the council. <br /> 1. PUBLIC HEARING: ORDINANCE CONCERNING PROPERTY FORFEITURE FOR <br /> CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES <br />- Lieutenant Vic Mann gave the staff report. Mr. Mann said the Department of <br /> Public Safety COPS) asked for council input on incorporating language <br /> including attempts in the ordinance. He said that language is now in the <br /> draft and that the council may delete it without causing any other changes in <br /> the document. Mr. Mann said District Attorney Doug Harcleroad is supportive <br /> of the ordinance and that a letter to this effect had been given to each <br /> council or. <br /> Jack Roberts, 965 Sherwood Place, spoke in favor of the ordinance. He said <br /> it is his goal to have the Eugene public schools be drug-free by the time his <br /> son starts school. Mr. Roberts said the council has a chance to send an <br /> important message to drug dealers and manufacturers in the area. He said <br /> Lane County and Springfield have adopted a similar ordinance and felt Eugene <br /> should too. <br /> Tom Hoyt, 975 Oak Street, said he was representing the Rotary Club of Eugene <br /> and Springfield. He said the Great Rotary Duck Race will be held on October <br /> 8, 1988. All the proceeds from the event will go toward drug abuse. Mr. <br /> Hoyt said the silent majority in the Eugene/Springfield area are tired of <br /> Eugene being the drug capital of the United States and this is the time to do <br /> something about it. Mr. Hoyt said the community needs to make it tough for <br /> drug dealers and manufacturers to operate in this area. He said this <br /> ordinance may face constitutional challenges, but he encouraged the council <br /> to pass the ordinance as a message and let the constitutional questions be <br /> worked out in the courts. <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council September 26, 1988 Page 1 <br /> . <br />