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<br />e <br /> <br />E. <br /> <br />TCl Franchise <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer said that in recent conversations with an official from Tel, he <br />suggested possible ways in which the City might be able to bring C-Span II, <br />which carries U.S. Senate Proceedings, on cable. He noted that channel 34 <br />might possibly be available for this and urged councilors to consider this. <br /> <br />F. Retail Task Force <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer said that in a recent council work session he was informed that <br />the Retail Task Force had broadened its scope of inquiry to include areas <br />outside of downtown but within the urban growth boundary. Because its <br />initial charge was to deal with downtown retail issues, he questioned whether <br />the task force has adequate representation to handle concerns in this <br />expanded area. Mr. Boles said that because the task force was created with <br />the responsibility of making policy decisions which will affect a strong <br />downtown retail component, the task force has not overstepped its boundaries <br />in making policy recommendations affecting areas outside of downtown. It is <br />his belief that the task force has adequate representation. <br /> <br />G. Eugene Code <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Mr. Holmer voiced concern that the council does not have any means to ensure <br />that ordinances which are passed by the council become part of the Eugene <br />Code. Mr. Sercombe, City Attorney's Office, said that the distinction which <br />exists between general and specific ordinances is a good determinant of <br />ordinance codification. Most general ordinances are codified. Special <br />ordinances, which are those limited in either effect or time, are not <br />codified. At times in the past, certain general ordinances have not been <br />codified if the status of the ordinance was uncertain. <br /> <br />H. Housing Task Force <br /> <br />Mr. Bennett expressed his appreciation to the council for its support of the <br />Lane County Task Force's housing recommendation, but noted that recent press <br />coverage suggests that there is lagging support on the Board of County <br />Commissioners. At Mr. Bennett's suggestion, the council agreed that a <br />letter from the council be drafted reiterating its support for the entire <br />Lane County Task Force recommendation. <br /> <br />I. Human Rights Task Force <br /> <br />Mr. Miller said that the work of the Human Rights Program should be concluded <br />soon. Referring to a recent article in The Register-Guard about The Oregon <br />Citizens Alliance, he urged that the council make its position well-known <br />that bigotry within our community will not be tolerated. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />March 14, 1990 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />