As many advocates for the unhoused expected, the City of Eugene evicted all of the unhoused residents at Westmoreland Park last week. The City says the right box wasn’t checked when they unsuccessfully cleared campers last time, they now say no camping is allowed at Westmoreland Park as they narrow in places the unhoused can stay.
In positive housing news, the County purchased the Red Lion Hotel to house those displaced by the Holiday Farm Fire. Homes for Good, the County agency behind the operation, is making the housing available temporarily to fire evacuees at the time being, but says they will turn it into permanent supportive housing in the future.
But also coming with the purchase of the hotel by the County is the layoff of all of its staff.
Oregon has lowered Lane County from “extreme risk” to “high risk”, allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity.
Unmasked by the city and now included in an updated and still pending lawsuit by CLDC: Sgt. William Solesbee, who they say is a “repeat offender”. Henry Houston dives deeper into Solesbee’s pat
Former associate dean of graduate programs at the Lundquist College of Business Monica Bray suing the UO, saying the University fired her in retaliation for whistleblowing on discrimination.
The week ahead
All week — The 39th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) starts Monday and will be all online after being cancelled last year. Find information on all session on their website.
Tuesday, 5:30 PM — SETA Know your housing rights
Tuesday, 6 PM — City of Eugene Ad hoc committee on police policy meeting
Friday, 5-7 PM — CORE Eugene Street feed @ Spectrum
Saturday, 3 PM — Eugene YLF and UCA Eugene Abolish the police become ungovernable: a workshop in radical organization and action
More events at solidarity.page