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Eugene council OKs "Dusk to Dawn" pilot program for homeless people

In a temporary emergency measure, the Eugene city council is allowing homeless persons to camp "dusk to dawn" on city property until March 31, 2016. The strength of a society is measured in how it treats the weakest. Portland and the rest of the US could learn from Eugene!
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The Eugene city council passed the "From Dusk to Dawn" ordinance Monday night.

In a unanimous vote, the city council approved the program allowing campers to sleep on city owned or leased property from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

The city manager will now determine locations for campgrounds and work on infrastructure and sanitation for the sites.

The program will run until March 15 and will begin as soon as locations are determined.

"Council is committed to our rest stop program and trying to do what we can in this kind of inclement weather to accommodate as many people as we can to provide at least some relief in terms of shelter during the evenings," said Greg Evans from the Eugene City Council.

The city council says it acted with a sense of urgency as the cold winter months are just beginning.

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