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M I N U T E S <br /> <br /> <br />Eugene City Council <br />City Council Meeting <br />Council Chamber—Eugene City Hall <br /> <br /> June 26, 2006 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Jennifer Solomon, David Kelly, Betty Taylor, Gary Papé, Bonny <br />Bettman, George Poling, Chris Pryor. <br /> <br />COUNCILORS ABSENT: Andrea Ortiz. <br /> <br /> <br />Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy called the meeting of the Eugene City Council to order and welcomed <br />everyone to the meeting. <br /> <br /> <br />1. CEREMONIAL MATTERS <br /> - Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) <br /> <br />The winners of the Afro-Academic Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) presented <br />their winning submissions. Yasha Stubbs presented her vocal piece and Jarret Anderson performed his <br />winning oratorial. <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy read a proclamation honoring Ms. Stubbs and Mr. Anderson for their work. The proclama- <br />tion underscored that the community winners would move on to compete on a national level in Washington, <br />DC. She presented copies of the proclamation to the two honorees. <br /> <br /> <br />2. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> <br />Mayor Piercy reviewed the rules of the Public Forum. <br /> <br />Zachary Vishanoff <br />, Patterson Street, said he had been looking closely at the new courthouse building and <br />observed that there were trailers parked behind that property. He alleged that the trailer residents had <br />worked for the former cannery that occupied the property and that many former employees of the cannery <br />were now homeless. He commented that he would like to see a world where curious journalists photo- <br />graphed sites such as the one with trailers on it. He wanted people to think about how architecture, tax <br />breaks, and urban renewal could devour a community or enhance it. He opined that the federal courthouse <br />was devouring the area around it “through secrecy and through wonkish details.” <br /> <br />Allan Erickson <br />, 29559 Clear Lake Road, Eugene, stated that the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Medical <br />Marijuana Amendment was going before the United States Congress in the last week of June. He explained <br />that the amendment was an adjunct to the Department of Justice funding bill that would deprive the Drug <br />Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Department of Justice from using funds to go after medical marijuana <br />patients in any of the states that had such legislation. He underscored that the amendment would not affect <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council June 26, 2006 Page 1 <br /> Regular Meeting <br /> <br />