So will they set up another campsite? Campers we spoke with say they plan to find temporary places to stay for now until they can find another spot to call home.
But the city plans to look for ways to keep people off the streets.
“I can go hang out with friends for a while, but there just isn’t support for a lot of people in Whoville,” said camper Ambrose Holtham-Keathley.
“Homelessness is a big difficult issue, and it’s not something the city of Eugene can solve. We want to look at a longer term comprehensive solution that creates ways for some people to get shelter,” said Jan Bohman, City of Eugene spokesperson.
Two rest stops are up and running for the homeless on Garfield and Roosevelt, and Chambers and Northwest Expressway. The city hopes to open a third on Leo Harris Drive soon.