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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> _- Eugene City Council <br /> City Council Chamber <br /> November 25, 1985 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Richard Hansen, Ruth Bascom, Debra Ehrman, Freeman <br /> Holmer, Jeff Miller, Roger Rutan, Emily Schue. <br /> ABSENT: Mayor Brian Obie, Cynthia Wooten. <br /> The regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was <br /> called to order by Council Vice President Richard Hansen in the absence of His <br /> Honor Mayor Brian B. Obie and Council President Wooten. <br /> I. PUBLIC FORUM <br /> Mr. Hansen gave an opportunity to those who wished to address the council <br /> about subjects not scheduled for council consideration. He asked speakers to <br /> complete request forms and said the policy was to receive testimony but to <br /> take no action. <br /> e A. Beyond War Movement <br /> Rick and Stephanie Cleveland, 1165 Debrick, Eugene, representing the Beyond <br /> War movement, said the goal of the organization was to change human thinking <br /> about war worldwide. Mr. Cleveland read a 1946 quote from Albert Einstein: <br /> "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything, save our modes of <br /> thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe. II To illustrate <br /> the 50,000 nuclear weapons now existing in the world, the Clevelands dropped <br /> BBs (representing one megaton of explosive power each) into a metal garbage <br /> can. They first dropped the amount represented by all of the explosive power <br /> used by the Allies in WWII, including the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, <br /> which lasted about one second. They followed that by the amount believed to <br /> be sufficient to cause a "nuclear winter," or less than one percent of the <br /> world's current arsenal, which lasted about four seconds. The Clevelands then <br /> dropped the remaining BBs, representing the balance of the world's nuclear <br /> arsenal, which continued for about 30 seconds. <br /> Mr. Cleveland said Eugene ranked 151st in population out of 18,000 American <br /> cities. He said in the event of catastrophe, the food supply for the area <br /> would only last a few days. He urged a local solution, noting a broadcast of <br /> the 1985 Beyond War award on December 14 at 8:30 a.m. on KOZY-TV, Channel 4. <br /> He said the award would be presented to the Delhi Declaration of principles <br /> signed by the six presidents of Argentina, Tanzania, Greece, Mexico, Sweden, <br /> and India, who had issued a historic call for a response from people and <br /> governments to end war on earth. Mr. Cleveland also said the award was given <br /> e <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council November 25, 1985 Page 1 <br />