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Eugene City Council Approves New Plan for "Camp 99"


Next month, dozens of homeless people camping along Highway 99 will move. The plan was approved by the Eugene City Council Monday night.

The Register Guard reports that next month, campers will move from “Camp 99” to one of two nearby locations that would be managed by St. Vincent de Paul.

Councilor Mike Clark was the sole “no vote” because he says it’s another short-term fix that takes time away from discussing long-term solutions.

The Register Guard reports one location will have space for up to 80 homeless people to sleep in heated tents at night and stay all day.

A second location would accommodate up to 20 people, staying in their own tents.

The council approved $150,000 for Saint Vincent to manage the two spots through the end of winter.

Born and raised in Eugene, Anni started at KLCC in 2000 as a reporter and co-host of Northwest Passage. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Anni moved to New York City. She worked in education for several years before returning to her true love, journalism. Anni co-founded and co-hosted Dailysonic, a narrative-based news podcast. She interned at WNYC's On The Media, then becoming WNYC's assistant producer of Morning Edition.
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