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<br /> M I NUT E S <br /> EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> e August 16, 1976 <br /> Special meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon was called to order <br /> by His Honor Mayor Lester E. Anderson at 7:30 p.m. on August 16, 1976 in the Council <br /> Chamber with the following Council members present: Gus Keller, Eric Haws, Wickes Beal, <br /> Tom Williams, Neil Murray, and Edna Shirey. Council members Ray Bradley and D.W.Hamel <br /> were absent. <br /> The meeting was called for the purpose of considering Charter revision and <br /> whether to refer a revised Charter to the voters at a September election <br /> or some subsequent date. Other items were also considered. <br /> I - Public Hearing <br /> A. Liquor License - New outlet <br /> The Steakery, 1775 West 6th Avenue - DA (Class A Dispensers) <br /> Larry and Sandra Bliss <br /> Manager reviewed the OLCC report which indicated two objectors, nine non- <br /> objectors. Staff had no objections. <br /> Public hearin~ was held with no testimony presented. <br /> Mr. Keller moved second by Mr. Haws to recommend approval of the <br /> application. Motion carried unanimously. <br /> e II - Charter Revision Corum <br /> A. Final Draft 8/11/76 <br /> Charter Revision - Charter draft has been distributed to Council, updated as of <br /> August 9. Four matters remain to be discussed - freeway amendment, garbage, <br /> penalties for violating city ordinances, and collective bargaining. Memos <br /> outlining suggested rewording on those four subjects have also been distributed <br /> to Council. <br /> Mrs. Shirey, who served on the freeway subcommittee, noted that the changes to <br /> Section 41 (1) are mostly for purposes of clarification. New wording in the last <br /> half of subsection 1 has been substituted for the former Section 2 which said <br /> that "approval by the voters shall be obtained, after publication of the notices, <br /> plans, and maps required by this Act, within one year prior to any agr~ement <br /> approving or facilitating construction, or the commencement of actual <br /> construction". Mrs. Shirey said the one-year time element has been removed <br /> because, after talking with Public Works, it was felt that one year was <br /> not a reasonable amount of time from ballot measure passage to signing <br /> of the contracts. .The concern was that the public did not want to give <br /> an open-ended approval for freeway construction - i.e. giving the go-ahead <br /> to build and then not having any recourse after that. By putting a time <br /> limit on the ballot for each project, the voters can assess that time <br /> element and vote accordingly. Mrs. Shirey stated the rewording also <br /> stipulates that the city could "plan such a thoroughfare and prepare <br /> specifications for its construction and statements of its impact. " <br /> . <br /> The public also was concerned with that as they did not favor extensive design <br /> - work if the project is terminated. Subsection 2 streamlines the type and amount <br /> of information that is required to be published in the newspaper. <br /> Monte Marshall, 1865 E. 28th, pointed out that the first part of subsection 1 <br /> says that any proposed route must first be approved by a majority of the voting <br /> Lj/~ 8/16/76 - 1 <br />