That managed homeless camp might be illegal

Wow. Just as the the city of Portland was about to open its official homeless camp in the Multnomah neighborhood, along comes the federal government to block it. The city acquired the site from the federal government years ago, but there's a clause in the deed that says the place has to be used for emergency response purposes. The city says the squatter epidemic is an emergency, but the feds aren't so sure.

Chalk up another screwup at City hall, this one on Dan Ryan. The Trib and KOIN have the deets here.


  1. Similar in Olympia. We need a new concept: When the feds turn land over to others, that's it, no deed restrictions. No dead hand of the feds controlling the land use in perpetuity. Either give up the land or keep it.,6331?


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