Portland mayor bans homeless camping near busy roads
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has banned people experiencing homelessness from camping next to freeways and along high-crash corridors.
Wheeler issued an emergency order, effective 3 p.m. Friday, that tasked the city’s urban camping team with stopping people from setting up tents near busy roadways. The mayor said this is the first in a series of executive actions he plans to take in coming weeks to address the city’s homelessness crisis, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic.
I call BS. they were gone for 2 weeks and now they are back.