More bureaucratic pressure for Occupy Portland!

The Bureau of Parks and Recreation Bureau—technically the "property owner" at Chapman and Lownsdale squares, home of the twin Occupy camps—has received an official notice from the city's code enforcers that lays out six violations (and one alleged violation) that must be corrected within 30 days, lest the parks bureau face fines.

Back when the Bureau of Development Services first contacted parks about the Occupy camps, which defy the city's codes prohibiting outdoor campsites, officials said it was the first time they can remember two bureaus even having a conversation about one violating code rules. It's yet another reason why Commissioner Nick Fish, who already has stopped maintenance at the parks because of safety concerns, is urging, as he's done for weeks, that an end date for the occupation be declared.


The entire six-page letter is here.