10/09/1989 Meeting (2)
City of Eugene
10/09/1989 Meeting (2)
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<br />e officer), the issue could be brought to the board as an appeal from that <br /> decision. He said the board would be expected to establish its own bylaws <br /> and rules. <br /> Mr. Boles called attention to page three of a memorandum from the City <br /> Attorney's Office to Mr. Wong and Mr. Mounts and asked whether ambiguities <br /> regarding the adult congregate living facility had been resolved. Mr. Martin <br /> pointed out that the ordinance defines adult congregate living as being <br /> operated lias a nonprofit corporation which undertakes through its ownership <br /> or management to provide housing, meals, and the availability of other <br /> supportive services for the elderly and handicapped." He emphasized the <br /> limitation to those populations. <br /> Answering another question from Mr. Boles, Mr. Martin said that decisions of <br /> the authority would be subject to legal challenge if perceived to fall <br /> outside the scope of the ordinance. <br /> Ms. Ehrman asked whether a list of facilities that might perform services not <br /> available at Sacred Heart General Hospital was available. Mr. Wong said that <br /> analysis was not available yet. <br /> Councilor Schue opened the public hearing. <br /> Clark Winston Cox, Jr., 1085 Patterson Street, #9, spoke as a hospital <br /> volunteer, neighborhood resident, and former patient. Mr. Cox supported the <br /> proposal before the council as a means of reducing the cost of health care to <br />e residents of the community. <br /> Kitty Piercy, 1371 West 4th Avenue, spoke against the proposed ordinance <br /> which she said would benefit Sacred Heart General Hospital. She spoke on <br /> behalf of organizations and individuals who view abortion as a fundamental <br /> right of choice and said that Sacred Heart declines to perform first <br /> trimester abortion services and requires that its aligned clinics under the <br /> Oregon Medical Group also refuse to offer that service. Ms. Piercy urged the <br /> council to refuse support to an institution which she said limits women's <br /> constitutional rights and said such support would represent an encroachment <br /> of religious philosophy in the community. <br /> Richard Greene, 766 East 13th Avenue, identified himself as president of the <br /> University Small Business Association and said he supported the establishment <br /> of a hospital authority that would allow Sacred Heart to expand its <br /> facilities in an effort to remain current with new developments in medical <br /> technology. Mr. Greene considered Sacred Heart a good neighbor and cited its <br /> creation of a citizen review panel to consider its latest expansion as an <br /> example of its concern for the community's needs. He urged the council to <br /> approve the creation of a hospital authority. <br /> David Oaks, 330 Howard, #1, spoke against the City's credit being used by <br /> Sacred Heart Hospital for a tax break. He considered the primary issue to be <br /> one involving human rights (specifically the informed consent process for <br /> electroshock) and accused the hospital of not being accountable to the <br />e MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 9, 1989 Page 3 <br />
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