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<br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />City Council Chamber <br /> <br />April 23, 1984 <br />7:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Brian Obie, Cynthia Wooten, John Ball (from 7:48), Richard <br />Hansen, Freeman Holmer, Emily Schue, Betty Smith, Joyce <br />Nichols. <br /> <br />Adjourned meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was called <br />to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> <br />I. PUBLIC HEARINGS <br /> <br />A. Towing Practices Ordinances (memo, report, ordinances distributed) <br /> <br />City Manager Micheal Gleason introduced the agenda item. Councilor Holmer <br />presented the report to the council. Introducing the members of the Towing <br />Practices Committee, he felt that the members adequately represented all parties <br />involved in the issue. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />William Potter of the Towing Practices Committee reviewed committee's report of <br />April 2,1984, to the City Council, outlining the concerns of the involved <br />parties, the findings, those concepts not recommended, and the recommendations <br />developed by the committee. In addition to the recommended sign language listed <br />in the report, he stated that the citation language would have to be added to <br />the sign if adopted. He also stated that the ordinance did not address towing <br />vehicles parked in fire lanes. He stated that two ordinances had been drafted, <br />one dealing with the City citation as an alternative to towing and the other <br />with unlawful business practices. Although he stated the council could adopt <br />either or both of the ordinances, Mr. Potter stated that the committee was <br />recommending that both ordinances be adopted. <br /> <br />Marvin Price, also of the committee, stated that the Oregon Tow Truck Associa- <br />tion supported both ordinances as a measured response to the problems occurring <br />in Eugene. The association also felt the ordinances met the legitimate interests <br />of the effected public. He believed that the ordinances were well-developed and <br />that the process used in their development was totally appropriate. He recom- <br />mended that the council adopt the ordinances. <br /> <br />Councilor Ball entered the meeting at this time. <br /> <br />Councilor Holmer stated that City Attorney Keith Martin had assisted in the <br />drafting of the proposed ordinances. He added that the proposed ordinances and <br />committee report had been reviewed by the Downtown Commission which recommended <br />their adoption. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />April 23, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />