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OE Endorses Petition to the City Council - Modify the Camping Ban

OE Endorses Petition to the City Council – Modify the Camping Ban

Advocates for the unhoused are feeling the urgency of oncoming winter and the devastating consequences for those without shelter. There is simply no way that enough shelter is going to be available for the estimated 3,000 unhoused in our community. The only answer is for the City to modify the camping ban which criminalizes sleeping and puts those with no sanctioned place to sleep at risk of citation, arrest and confiscation of their property. 

Please click on the title post to read the petition that is going to be presented to the City Council. And please, please, please email the Council, mayorcouncilandcitymanager@ci.eugene.or.us and tell them that you support the petition to modify the camping ban. 

From an Occupier to Mayor Piercy: A Request for Sanctuary

From an Occupier to Mayor Piercy: A Request for Sanctuary

Our dear friend and comrade Art, has posted a letter to Eugene’s Mayor. His letter begins, “I have been asked by the Whoville Refuge Site to formally request that you offer them sanctuary as political refugees. I wish to argue that their rights, under both the U.S. Constitution and international law have been systematically violated. I further wish to argue that it is your responsibility as the Mayor of a Human Rights City to offer them sanctuary in order to remedy this situation.” 

Please click on the post title to read the entire letter. It is important and wrenching. And it begs the question, what will it take for the City to finally step up? 

Since When Do They Rent Our Sidewalks?

Apparently this is the City of Eugene Administration’s latest foray in their quest to rid our downtown of “undesirables,” aka people who dare to be downtown but aren’t buying anything. Please read this great article by Alley Valkyrie published in the Eugene Weekly.
Renting Sidewalks? | eugeneweekly.com 

OE Endorses Fee Waiver for Whoville Shut-down Public Records

Our friends at SLEEPS have requested the release of public records about the shut-down of “Whoville.” They have been told by the City of Eugene that it will cost them $625.00 to receive electronic copies of the records. SLEEPS is requesting a fee waiver and explains “Our justification for the waiver is that this information is for the benefit of the public as informed citizens and participants in our democracy.”  

OE endorses SLEEPS request for a fee waiver and we encourage other groups and individuals to join. OE will post when the request is submitted and we will post the records once they are released to SLEEPS.  

Read more about SLEEPS request by clicking on the title.