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Tiffany Eckert

The Eugene City Council will decide Monday on a proposed ordinance revision to give property owners the ability to remove people for trespassing in the planting spaces between the curb and the sidewalk.

A small homeless tent camp on 5th street in downtown Eugene is located in one of these “right-of-way” areas. It is unclear whether a decision to revise the city ordinance will affect how police will enforce trespass laws when dealing with the homeless.

Eric Jackson has been unhoused in Eugene or a year and a half.  

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Each week, KLCC addresses a topic surrounding mental health from a local perspective. This week, we’re talking about the mental health of children in Lane County.