EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council voted 6-2 to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at four meetings each year close to patriotic holidays: Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July.
It was a compromise after Councilor Mike Clark suggested that the pledge be recited at the start of each regular meeting.
The Register Guard reports the council also decided on a 7-1 vote Monday to endorse a resolution that funds for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should be redirected to domestic needs.
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy sponsored a similar anti-war resolution that won support at last week’s Conference of Mayors meeting in Baltimore.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com