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<br />.' <br /> M I NUT E S <br />e EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> October 26, 1977 <br /> Adjourned meeting from October 24, 1977, of the City Council of the City <br /> of Eugene, Oregon, was called to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller at <br /> 11:30 a.m. on October 26, 1977, at the Kingls Table, Oakway Mall, with <br /> the following Council members present: Eric Haws, D. W. Hamel, Tom Williams, <br /> Ray Bradley, Jack Delay, Scott Lieuallen, Brian Obie, and Betty Smith. <br /> 1. Items from Mayor and Council <br /> A. Executive Session--Mayor said Manager was requesting an Executive <br /> Session today at 1:10 p.m. for Council to consult with legal counsel <br /> concerning current litigation. <br /> Mr. Haws moved, seconded by Mr. Hamel, in accordance with <br /> ORS 192.660(2)(d) the Eugene City Council meet in Executive <br /> Session at 1:10 p.m. October 26, 1977, for the purpose of con- <br /> sulting with counsel regarding current litigation. <br /> Mr. Lieuallen asked why it was necessary for the Executive Session. <br /> City Attorney said the discussion would be regarding relevant liti- <br /> gation, which could be discussed in public if Council so wished. He <br />It felt uncomfortable doing so in regard to legal profession ethics <br /> about pre-trial problems and it was contrary to Council1s traditions. <br /> Mr. Haws noted the information could be made public after the <br /> Session. <br /> Vote was taken on the motion, which carried unanimously. <br /> B. Procedures for Referendum Petition--Mr. Hamel had received tele- <br /> phone calls from constituents regarding procedures. He asked <br /> staff to inform news media of the proper procedures. Manager <br /> said that would be done, and added that citizens should be aware <br /> that a referendum petition could not be circulated until the ordi- <br /> nance is passed November 28, and legal advice should be sought to <br /> assure correct wording. City Attorney said the number of signatures <br /> required remains to be determined because the final vote of the <br /> Council is not assured. The present ordinance has an emergency <br /> clause which requires six votes to be effective. If the emergency <br /> clause is effective, a referendum is not possible. If not, both <br /> a referendum and initiative are possible. The process and number <br /> of signatures required are different, depending on referendum or <br /> initiative. <br />e <br /> 10/26/77--1 <br /> 806 <br />