Rest stop program to move forward after Eugene City Council vote

It passed 5-2, with councilors Mike Clark and Betty Taylor against the program.

Posted: Jul 23, 2019 10:24 AM
Updated: Jul 23, 2019 10:25 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene City Council voted in favor of moving the rest stop program forward Monday night.

The program designates where in the city people without a home can sleep at night. The council is allowing rest stops in residential neighborhoods or near schools only if the impacts to those areas can be lessened.

It passed 5-2, with councilors Mike Clark and Betty Taylor against the program.

“I’ve never not one time with any constituent encountered any single person who would be in favor of our changes,” Clark said.

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