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<br />e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> Council Chamber/McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> September 26, 1990 <br /> 11 :30 a.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Emily Schue, Rob Bennett, Freeman Holmer, Roger Rutan, <br /> Debra Ehrman (until 12:30 p.m.), Ruth Bascom, Shawn <br /> Boles. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Bobby Green. <br /> The adjourned meeting of September 24, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was <br /> called to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> I. APPEAL OF BALLOT TITLE: WILLAMETTE STREET/BROADWAY INITIATIVE <br /> City Manager Mike Gleason introduced the topic. <br /> Bill Gary, City Attorney's Office, provided the staff report. He distributed <br />e sections of the Eugene Code pertaining to this issue. He noted that a por- <br /> tion of State Statute regulating the number of words allowed in a ballot <br /> title supersedes the Eugene Code. <br /> Mr. Gary indicated that the Ballot Measure in question is a charter amendment <br /> relating to the Eugene Downtown Mall. The initiative measure was submitted <br /> several weeks ago, and a ballot title was prepared and certified. Duri ng the <br /> ballot title certification process, a typographical error was discovered in <br /> the initiative measure in which the word "access" had been typed as "assess." <br /> Ballot measure proponents were informed of the error, but took no action to <br /> correct it; the ballot title was certified with the error. Mr. Gary ex- <br /> plained that after ballot title certification, the proponents indicated a <br /> desire to correct the error. At that point, however, there is no provision <br /> to correct the measure. He said that the City Attorney's Office advised the <br /> proponents to either circulate the measure with the error or submit a new <br /> measure. Proponents chose to submit a new ballot measure and the City Attor- <br /> ney's Office was required to submit a new ballot title. <br /> Mr. Gary noted that the Eugene Code specifically affords the appellant the <br /> right to a public hearing but advised the council to hear testimony from the <br /> proponents and appellants of the measure. He also requested a chance to <br /> respond to any testimony submitted. <br /> Mr. Bennett acknowledged his potential conflict of interest on this issue <br /> because he owns a business which is located on the Eugene Downtown Mall. <br />e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council September 26, 1990 Page 1 <br />
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