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<br />M I NUT E S <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />City Council Chamber <br /> <br />May 16, 1984 <br />11:55 a.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Brian Obie, Cynthia Wooten, Freeman Holmer, Joyce Nichols, <br />Emily Schue, and Betty Smith. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: John Ball and Richard Hansen. <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. ITEMS FROM MAYOR & COUNCIL, APPOINTMENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AGENDA ADJUSTMENTS <br /> <br />A. National Association of Regional Councils Meeting. <br /> <br />Councilor Schue stated that she had represented the Lane Council of Governments <br />in a National Association of Regional Councils meeting in Seattle the previous <br />week. She stated that the discussions held on economic development were <br />worthwhile. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />B. Affirmative Action on Board and Commission Appointments <br /> <br />Councilor Holmer congratulated Councilors Obie and Wooten on their successful <br />election campaigns. Referring to his May 15, 1984, memorandum to the City <br />Council, Mr. Holmer stated that he was still concerned with adequate repre- <br />sentation on the City.s boards and commissions. He asked that staff develop <br />information in advance of any appointments that presented the current compo- <br />sition of each board in the areas of sex, ethnic group, disabilities, age, <br />special skills or qualifications, and ward of residence. He stressed that the <br />boards and commissions should be made more representative of the community. <br />He said that the staff information would assist the council in its efforts <br />toward affirmative action. <br /> <br />C. Handguns <br /> <br />Councilor Holmer briefly reviewed his May 15, 1984, memorandum to the City <br />Council which noted several statistics on deaths and injuries resulting from <br />handguns. He said the council had previously expressed itself on the forms of <br />violence in the world; therefore, he suggested that the council address this <br />issue in devising an appropriate response. He added that the Community Goals <br />Conference delegates concurred in a suggested action by the City to register <br />handguns. While Mr. Holmer said he was not suggesting that the City require <br />handgun registration or licensing or the outright banning of handguns, he <br />suggested that the City address the issue of handguns within the city or that <br />the issue be added to the council's legislative agenda. He invited members of <br />the councilor the general public to become involved in developing an appro- <br />priate program for the City to adopt. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />May 16, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 1 <br />
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