Democratic legislator introduces legislation allowing people to sleep on sidewalks anytime

GoLocalPDX reports that Democrat state senator (and former Rogue of the Week) Chip Shields has introduced legislation that would permit people to "sleep, sit, lay down, and protect themselves from the elements" in public spaces, including sidewalks.

That means that people can sleep in front of your business or apartment any time of the day. Police and property owners would be powerless to clear to the path to homes and businesses.

The proposed legislation would also allow people to camp in their vehicles parked on any public street.

Seems strange that at a time when government policies are driving businesses out of downtown, the Shields is proposing legislation that would make things worse.


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