Council Considers Ban at Kesey Square

5-26 KeseyEUGENE, Ore. — The Broadway Plaza/Kesey Square may soon be off limits for part of the night. The city of Eugene is considering an overnight ban that would restrict people from the popular hangout spot.

Councilors will hold a public hearing tomorrow night on the proposal. It calls for the plaza to be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The plan also makes it illegal to have unlicensed dogs inside of the area described as the Downtown Activity Zone.

“I think it would be a better experience to go downtown and I think more people would at night,” said UO student Natasha Moffitt. “I think a lot of people don’t go downtown because of some of these problems.”

“It would make it a lot safer and ultimately they [college students] eventually would just get used to police presence and have just as good of a time,” said UO student Benjamin Sax.

The public comment session is scheduled for Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Harris Hall.

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