In the newly updated Title 14-Obstruction as Nuisance Guidelines for enforcement P.C.C. 14A.50.030, it says, "It is unlawful for any person to obstruct any street or sidewalk, or any part thereof, or to place or cause to be placed, or permit to remain, thereon, anything that obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of pedestrian traffic, or that is in violation of parking lane, zone, or meter regulations for motor vehicles. Such an obstruction hereby is declared to be a public nuisance."
On September 26-28, A campout, an educational forum, a protest and a gathering will take place on the streets of downtown.
The Obstructions as Nuisance ordinance essentially criminalizes being homeless and it is high time to overturn these ridiculous laws and replace them with some understanding and benevolence. Rain or shine. Come for as long as you can and have your voice heard.
How with all the rules levied against those on the street could we possibly get away with this:
Members shall not enforce P.C.C. 14A.50.030 against:
a. A person standing in a through pedestrian zone as part of a crowd that has formed to participate in or observe an expressive event unless the event has lasted more than eight hours.
Friday September 26-4:30 p.m
Kickoff in front of Portland Business Alliance headquarters,
520 SW Yamhill
Friday September 26-6:00 p.m-2 a.m. Saturday September 27
Couch Park-NW 18th and Glisan
Poetry Slam. Live Music. Testimonials.
Saturday September 27-2:00 a.m.-10 a.m.
Saturday September 27-10 a.m-6 p.m.
Meeting with Alan Graf to discuss sit lie ordinance
Sisters of the Road CafÈ
133 NW 6th Ave
Saturday September 27-6 p.m. ñ2 a.m Sunday September 28
Waterfront Park Extravaganza
Sunday September 28-2 a.m - 10 a.m
North Park Blocks
Sunday September 28-10 a.m - 6 p.m.
South Park Blocks
rules------------------ The purpose is to widen the communityís grasp of whatís going on by being present on our sidewalks as a group. In order to strengthen our message: Everyone is welcome. Please no violence, drugs or alcohol.