Eugene City Council delays decision on homeless ordinance

The council will take the matter up again during their meeting on Wednesday.

Posted: Apr 27, 2021 1:05 AM
Updated: Apr 27, 2021 12:28 PM

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.

RELATED: EUGENE CONSIDERS MORE DESIGNATED CAMPING, PARKING SPOTS FOR HOMELESS

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.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates.

RELATED: EUGENE CITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS DESIGNATED CAMPING AND MORE

Eugene
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 52°
Corvallis
Cloudy
52° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 52°
Roseburg
Cloudy
53° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 53°
North Bend
Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 54°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events