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<br /> e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> August 16, 1989 <br /> 11:30 a.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Ruth Bascom, Shawn Boles, Emily Schue, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Freeman Holmer, Bobby Green, Roger Rutan. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Rob Bennett. <br /> The adjourned meeting of August 14, 1989, of the Eugene City Council was <br /> called to order by Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> 1. ITEMS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL, MAYOR, AND CITY MANAGER <br /> A. Second World Conference of Mayors for Peace Through Inner-City <br /> Solidarity <br /> Mr. Boles said he represented the City at the second world conference of <br /> e Mayors for Peace through Inner-City Solidarity. One portion of the <br /> conference was dedicated to education by the Japanese about the consequences <br /> of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. <br /> A second portion of the conference addressed the role of cities in the <br /> nuclear age. Mr. Boles said the consensus of delegates at the conference was <br /> that cities have an important role to play in preventing nuclear war. Five <br /> actions that cities can take to help prevent war are create or strengthen <br /> nuclear free zones; increase the education of children; examine purchasing <br /> policies; and consider new ordinances such as the stratospheric protection <br /> accord. <br /> Mr. Boles circulated copies of the Nagasaki Citizens' Peace Charter and asked <br /> councilors to consider ratifying the charter. <br /> B. City Initiative and Referendum Process <br /> Mr. Holmer relayed suggestions from Planning Commissioner Ken Tollenaar <br /> regarding proposed changes to Eugene's initiative and referendum processes. <br /> Mr. Tollenaar suggested that the council retain the number of registered <br /> voters in Eugene as the basis for determining how many signatures to require <br /> on initiative and referendum petitions, adjusting the percentage of <br /> signatures required as council feels appropriate. Mr. Tollenaar also <br /> suggested that a distinction be made between the number of signatures <br /> required for an ordinance and the number required for a charter amendment. <br /> e MINUTES--Eugene City Council August 16, 1989 Page 1 <br />