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Leo Harris Parkway Rest Stop Rejected

4-9 HOMELESS REST STOPSEUGENE, Ore. — A homeless rest stop will not open in the Science Factory parking lot in Eugene.

The Eugene City Council voted to take the rest stop on Leo Harris Parkway off the list for future sites. This was their first meeting since the city evicted campers from the Whoville site on Broadway and Hilyard.

Councilors also asked the city manager why Whoville was closed before there were other places for those campers to go.

“It’s just really unfortunate that we don’t still have that spot that was working for people to use until we can decide on something else, but I have to agree that we shouldn’t decide so quickly. I don’t know where the people are going be in the meantime,” said Betty Taylor, Eugene City Councilor.

Councilor George Brown says he’ll put forth a motion in the coming weeks to open a rest stop near the BMX track near Autzen Stadium.

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  1. jason mark says:

    IF the city council quit dragging it’s feet, they wouldn’t need to blame the city manager.

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