EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police and some city leaders say large, alcohol fueled parties near the University of Oregon have gotten out of hand.
One option that could help crack down campus partying is the Social Host Ordinance, which the Eugene City Council could pass on Monday night.
The ordinance would hold those who host large, unruly gatherings accountable for a having a party if six or more people are in attendance where two or more offenses took place, and fine them up to $1,000.
Offenses include noise complaints, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and more.
Critics of the proposed ordinance say the fines are too high, and they reference laws already in place as working fine.
Eugene Police say it’s a scenario that has increased over the years. City leaders say from 2006 to 2010, alcohol-related violations near the UO have gone up by 55 percent.
One aspect of the ordinance states that if a host were to call police to break up an unruly party, they could get out of the potentially hefty fines.
The Eugene City Council plans to vote on the ordinance Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Harris Hall.