Councilors talked about the Opportunity Eugene plans. They heard testimony from homeless service providers like St. Vincent de Paul and ShelterCare.
“People starving, or people not getting the proper medicare, that’s not your fault. But you put a dent in that by doing something by allowing people to take care of themselves,” said one resident.
Councilors have yet to commit to anything, including a possible site, but talks are continuing.
“The manager’s word was soon. They’re going to bring back a package soon, packet soon, probably next week, that gives more specifics regarding what it would entail to move forward with one of the properties recommended,” said Pat Farr, Eugene City Councilor.
The city is currently considering five sites, all of which are city owned.