EUGENE, Ore.-- The Eugene City Council decided to push off their decision on a new ordinance that would relocate homeless campers to designated lots with access to services.
The council will take the matter up again during their meeting on Wednesday. The three-hour-long meeting was filled with public comment. Most of the comments were about the ordinance with many voicing their support or denouncing the policy. Those who opposed the measure said it's inhumane for the city to move people during the pandemic.
Those who supported the measure said it's time for the city to take action and clean up the parks. Many said the homeless problem has gotten out of hand is affecting operations of businesses and negatively impacting neighborhoods that are nearby some of the largest camps.
Councilors agreed that something needs to be done as soon as possible to try and fix the homeless issue. But most also agreed there needs to be more time to amend some of the language in the ordinance.
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