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<br /> --- -- <br /> . M I NUT E S <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> Council Chamber--Eugene City Hall <br /> December 10, 1990 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Emily Schue, Ruth Bascom, Shawn Boles, Debra Ehrman, <br /> Bobby Green, Paul Nicholson, Roger Rutan, Kaye <br /> Robinette. <br /> The regular meeting of December 10, 1990, of the Eugene City Council was <br /> called to order by Councilor Emily Schue. <br /> I. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> Paul Scott, 148 E 38th Street, speaking on behalf of the American Lung Asso- <br /> ciation, responded to the City's recent decision not to implement a tobacco <br /> industry licensing program. He spoke about the health hazards associated <br /> with tobacco usage and said that it is the role of local government to pro- <br /> vide guidance to minors about the use of drugs in our society. He urged the <br /> council to act immediately to either 1) restrict tobacco vending machines to <br /> e locations where minors are not allowed or require public machines to be oper- <br /> able with tokens only or 2) to implement a mandatory licensing program for <br /> the tobacco industry, the cost of which should be passed on to the consumer. <br /> Tom Melia, 3395 Kincaid Street, and Cathy Maedl, 2510 Tyler Street, spoke <br /> jointly about the City's recent decision to discontinue contracting for cus- <br /> todial services with the Supervised Work Experience and Employment Program <br /> (SWEEP), a vocational branch of laurel Hill Center which provides employment <br /> opportunities for people with psychiatric disabilities. Mr. Melia indicated <br /> that the bidding process which was used to determine the cost effectiveness <br /> of private versus in-house custodial services was unfair because the bid <br /> specifications on which SWEEP was asked to bid were different from those <br /> which were used to make the ultimate decision. Ms. Maedl spoke about the <br /> social impacts that this decision would have on the City's commitment to <br /> employ people with disabilities. They urged the City to review the bid anal- <br /> ysis again before making a final decision. <br /> II. CONSENT CALENDAR <br /> A. Approval of City Council Lunch Work Session Minutes of September <br /> 12, 1990; Dinner Work Session Minutes of September 17, 1990; and <br /> Financial Planning Work Session Minutes of October 1, 1990 <br /> - MINUTES--Eugene City Council December 10, 1990 Page 1 <br />