EUGENE, Ore. — The issue of homeless will be top of mind as Eugene City Councilors return from summer break.
Councilors are in for a long night that will include a regular meeting and two work sessions, Monday. While not all topics are expected to be about homelessness, it will be a hot topic.
The homelessness issues have taken center stage in the last month. First there was a protest in the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza with demonstrators urging the city to increase camping rights. That has since been shut down because of sanitation concerns.
Campers dispersed throughout the city, including Whoville, which was disbanded over the weekend.
Some protestors say they’re going to present a plan to councilors that will include creating a pilot site on city owned land. They say the camp won’t hold more than 15 people, but would provide a safe place for people to sleep. The plan is different than the already approved Opportunity Village.
Councilors aren’t expected to make any type of decision at Monday night’s meeting.