Free Speech Plaza Closure Extended

EUGENE, Ore. — With a vote of 4-to-1, the Lane County Board of Commissioners moved to extend the closure of the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene Tuesday.

The plaza was originally closed for four weeks to allow the board to create an ordinance change. County officials say in order to do that, they needed more time.

The changes required two weeks after each reading, as well as another 30 days before it could be enforceable; the current time allotted would leave a two week window of no regulation.

“Quite honestly, we think the closure of the plaza is a little ridiculous at all. I feel like Wayne Morse would be very upset,” said SLEEPS protestor Angie Bartow.

The closure will continue until October 18.


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  1. jason marks says:

    wayne morse would actually be appalled that people were defecating everywhere like pigs.

    1. DEBRA W says:

      That’s right.

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