Homeless Camp Inches Forward
Byline: Patrick Malee The Register-Guard
The City Council on Wednesday took a notable but tentative step toward establishing at least one major government-sanctioned homeless camp in Eugene.
In a 7-1 vote during its weekly work session, the council approved a motion put forward by Councilor Mike Clark directing City Manager Jon Ruiz to evaluate potential locations and processes for the creation of at least one safe and secure homeless camp within city limits, as recommended by the Opportunity Eugene Task Force.
Ruiz's staff will do that research during the council's six-week break that starts July 26. The results will be presented to the council in September, less than a month before the Oct. 1 date that the task force had recommended for opening the camp.
Given the uncertainty about the possible locations that the staff …
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Publication information: Article title: Homeless Camp Inches Forward. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: July 19, 2012. Page number: A1. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.