Nick Fish Unveils Plan for Small-Scale "Overnight Sleeping" Sites

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Code inspectors who won't "enforce code violations associated with these activities" for QUALIFYING individuals and groups won't jibe too well with the OFFICE OF EQUITY now WILL IT?

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Shanty towns. I guess it is the logical conclusion around here. It's where we've been headed for awhile.
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Hey Nick, "Trees have rights". And as the legal representative of a tree that wishes to remain anonymous in the park blocks, it demands for the right not to be poisoned by human pee, poop, and the smoke from the 4:20 OccuTards.
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Thanks for reporting on this.

Housing is a human right.This Ordinance is a small but important step towards addressing that. We have a housing emergency that worsens daily. Every night in Portland hundreds of people are sleeping in doorways and under bridges. Poor people including people who are homeless are part of this city. They should not be ignored nor vilified.

Here are some more actions that should take place immediately.

1. Lift the camping ban--stop the criminalization of homelessness.

2. This ordinance waives enforcement of code violations associated with overnight camping. The waiver should extend to existing and future camping sites that provide emergency housing within our city.

2. Mandate that for every dollar spent on commercial development, two dollars are spent on affordable housing.

3. The City of Portland needs to audit the PDC thoroughly especially the tax dollars they are supposed to be spending for affordable housing.

4. All decisions that aim to address homelessness should include the voices of homeless people at all levels of the decision-making.
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Thanks for reporting on this.

Housing is a human right.This Ordinance is a small but important step towards addressing that. We have a housing emergency that worsens daily. Every night in Portland hundreds of people are sleeping in doorways and under bridges. Poor people including people who are homeless are part of this city. They should not be ignored nor vilified.

Here are some more actions that should take place immediately.

1. Lift the camping ban--stop the criminalization of homelessness.

2. This ordinance waives enforcement of code violations associated with overnight camping. The waiver should extend to existing and future camping sites that provide emergency housing within our city.

2. Mandate that for every dollar spent on commercial development, two dollars are spent on affordable housing.

3. The City of Portland needs to audit the PDC thoroughly especially the tax dollars they are supposed to be spending for affordable housing.

4. All decisions that aim to address homelessness should include the voices of homeless people at all levels of the decision-making.