More than 50 people signed up to weigh in on an ordinance that could change the way people host parties.
The social host ordinance would establish more fines for people hosting the party or make the landlord reimburse police for their costs of responding to the party. It’s aimed at those living near the University of Oregon.
“It’s really difficult to put landlords on the hook financially for what happens with their tenants. I think it’s an overreach by the city of Eugene,” said attorney Jacob Daniels.
“I feel like landlords don’t take sufficient responsibility for their properties. You only have to see how properties are kept up to see that the landlords are just walking away and ignoring what their tenants do,” said Eugene resident Bill Starbuck.
The council will likely take action in January, but there will be a few more work sessions for discussion.