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<br /> e M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> October 8, 1990 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Robert Bennett, Roger Rutan, Shawn Boles, <br /> Freeman Holmer, Debra Ehrman. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Emily Schue, Ruth Bascom, Bobby Green. <br /> The regular meeting of October 8, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was called <br /> to order by His Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> 1. HUMAN RIGHTS TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS <br /> Mayor Miller provided a background report. The Eugene Human Rights <br /> Commission, the first human rights program in Eugene, was created in the <br /> 1960s. Since that time, the program has undergone several structural changes <br /> to meet the needs of a diversifying community. Discussions about <br /> reorganizing the Human Rights Program have surfaced repeatedly throughout the <br /> e program's history. In March 1989, the City Council approved creation of the <br /> Human Rights Task Force to 1) examine options for restructuring the Human <br /> Rights program, and 2) develop recommendation on ways to improve the <br /> program's overall efficiency and effectiveness. <br /> Mayor Miller said that the task force, composed of the Mayor, Councilor <br /> Green, several human rights commissioners, and local human rights activists, <br /> began meeting in April 1989 to develop a proposal for strengthening the Human <br /> Rights Program. <br /> Members of the Human Rights Task Force introduced themselves and gave a brief <br /> description of their human rights background. Those present included <br /> Cecelia Jackson, Lynn Kahle, Kenya Luvert, Marion Malcolm, Jan Oliver, <br /> Marshall Peter, and Oguilvia Skelton. Councilor Bobby Green not present at <br /> the meeting. <br /> Keli Osborn, Planning and Development Department, provided a brief staff <br /> report. She presented the Human Rights Task Force's proposal for changes to <br /> the Human Rights Program. Ms. Osborn said that under the proposal, a <br /> IS-member commission representing a broad cross section of the community <br /> would advise elected officials and staff on human rights issues. One of <br /> these members would be the Mayor or a City Councilor; the other 14 would come <br /> from throughout the community. The task force proposed subdividing the Human <br /> Rights Commission into three committees: the Committee on Discrimination and <br /> Harassment, the Committee on Community Education and Outreach, and the <br /> Committee on Accessibility. Each committee would have ten members--five from <br /> e the Human Rights Commission and another five from the community. In <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 8, 1990 Page 1 <br /> 1 <br />
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