The camp will initially provide shelter for 38 people and will be low barrier, meaning homeless people who are drunk or high won't be turned away so long as they aren't disruptive. No alcohol or drug use will be allowed at the camp.
The city is proposing to site the camp, to be fenced from view, at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Pearl Street, although it could move to the block's northeast corner.
The city is in talks to contract with a social service provider to run the camp, likely St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, but nothing has been finalized. The city has no intention of running the camp, City Manager Jon Ruiz said.
The vote was 7-1. Councilor Mike Clark voted no, saying it's a bad location and he has concerns about the city's liability.
With cold weather fast approaching, the majority of city councilors said they supported the camp as a stopgap measure as they continue to explore constructing [...] [more] https://www.registerguard.com/news/20181023/eugene-council-oks-homeless-camp-at-former-city-hall-lot