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<br />; <br /> M I NUT E S <br />e Eugene City Council <br /> City Council Chamber <br /> October 12, 1981 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Councilors Gretchen Miller, Brian Obie, Betty Smith, Mark <br /> Lindberg, D. W. Hamel, Eric Haws, Cynthia Wooten, and Emily <br /> Schue. <br /> ABSENT: Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was called <br /> to order by Council President Gretchen Miller. <br /> 1. PUBLIC HEARINGS <br /> I <br /> A. Consideration of Parade Permit Ordinances and Administrative Rules <br /> Revision (memo, ordinances, and administrative rules distributed) <br /> Mr. Gleason introduced Les Swanson, City Attorney. <br />e Mr. Swanson stated that this matter has been before the council previously. <br /> Suggestions were made for changes in the ordinance and those changes have now <br /> been made. The memo from the City Attorney, dated October 1, 1981, which was <br /> distributed to the council, outlines the changes which have been made. They <br /> are: definition of "parade" has been changed to define it more tightly; an <br /> exclusion has been entered for a parade group of people which remains on side- <br /> walks and which does not use streets; there are a couple of changes regarding <br /> the basis for permit denial--where participants are likely to cause violence <br /> based upon reasonable information and some of the other grounds have been <br /> deleted--and, regarding permit revocation, those grounds have been modified to <br /> refer primarily to imminent threats of violence, to refer to the fact that a <br /> request to disband a parade has been refused, or that there has been actual <br /> violence caused by parade participants, or that there has been significant <br /> deviation in route. Additionally, the insurance requirements have been dropped <br /> because of advice from the Risk Manager that the purchase of insurance is <br /> available at fairly minor cost and the insurance requirements pose difficulty <br /> in the drafting of the ordinance because of causing problems with exercising <br /> First Amendment rights. <br /> Public hearing was opened. <br /> Mike Goldstein, 848 West 10th, stated that he was speaking on behalf of the <br /> National Lawyers Guild. He had expressed serious concerns at the previous <br /> public hearing with the draft of the ordinance that was being considered at that <br />-' time. The new draft is a significant improvement over the former draft, and if <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 12, 1981 Page 1 <br />