EUGENE, Ore. (AP) The Eugene City Council is considering an ordinance that would fine property owners for out-of-control parties, especially those near the University of Oregon.
The council decided Wednesday to hold a Nov. 19 public hearing on student parties that draw police attention.
The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/RF2yWm ) neighbors have complained for years about parties near campus that cause noise, litter and vandalism. Police say the parties can lead to fights, thefts and sexual assaults.
Municipal Court Judge Wayne Allen who was at the council meeting said the university should apply its student conduct code to off-campus behavior.
Student government president Laura Hinman asked the council to postpone the public hearing and scrap the ordinance because it appears to specifically target students.