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Portland considers “mandatory rest spaces”
for the homeless on private property

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 12/8/2019 4:25:21 AM

Portland, Oregon, like many cities on the left coast, is struggling with a growing homelessness crisis. But what can they do about it? One idea that’s now being floated is to change the building codes so that all new structures (including private property, not just government buildings) include spaces for people to “rest” and “feel welcome and safe.” This understandably has prospective property owners concerned, since the wording is all quite vague and suggests that they will be forced to allow the homeless to camp in and around their buildings. (KATU News)

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chase9365 12/8/2019 4:31:54 AM (No. 256082)
So everybody"s home is now every bodies home. Sick.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FleetUSA 12/8/2019 4:55:04 AM (No. 256083)
Sounds like Soviet Russia.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 49 Ford 12/8/2019 5:08:56 AM (No. 256085)
I don't know that even the old Soviets would have been this stupid.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sunhan65 12/8/2019 5:58:18 AM (No. 256086)
First we allowed vagrants to occupy are public spaces by adverse possession. Now we are being told to build them unsafe spaces on our private property. Our homes are now their castle.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ARKfamily 12/8/2019 6:07:46 AM (No. 256090)
Then I will be expected to be paid BY THE CITY GOVERNMENT for rent.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 12/8/2019 6:32:36 AM (No. 256100)
See: Dr. Zhivago returning to his family home after Soviet confiscation. The new 'house police' have that same cold, grim, driven and humorless demeanor shared by Schiff & Pelosi and Nurse Wratchet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hoosierblue 12/8/2019 6:56:03 AM (No. 256113)
Nothing new to see here folks, just the usual Communist tactics in play.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pluperfect 12/8/2019 6:58:29 AM (No. 256115)
Here is the KATU piece: https://katu.com/news/local/portland-commissions-plan-to-allow-room-to-rest-sparks-controversy Obvious questions include: Does "rest" mean a park bench to sit or a bedroom for the night. How much space in a commercial or private building would be mandated? Would access to bathrooms be required, too? Maybe access to showers? I looked up Ms. Magnera. There's little information, but she appears very young.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: scottj 12/8/2019 7:01:37 AM (No. 256117)
Portland considers? Portland is just a name. It should say Democrats consider.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: mobyclik 12/8/2019 7:18:22 AM (No. 256129)
What could be next by these idiots? I know, start cleaning out that unused space in your private home for 1 or 2 homeless scum to occupy. Oh yeah, politicians will be exempt from this, for some reason.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0 12/8/2019 8:26:52 AM (No. 256166)
Sounds like your property will now have open borders to become some sot's potty.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Captleemo 12/8/2019 8:42:24 AM (No. 256176)
You would think that maybe, just maybe the citizens would wake up and vote out these people that are destroying their city. If they don't its their fault so they should quit complaining.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MickTurn 12/8/2019 9:33:45 AM (No. 256232)
Maybe the Lib cities that want Homeless to infest the streets should make a 'park' IN the city dump...bulldoze it flat, set up tents, problem solved! Trash with Trash, smells with smells...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: citizen 12/8/2019 9:49:35 AM (No. 256251)
Homeowner insurance will sky-rocket. If one of these homeless gets injured on your property guess who's liable.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 12/8/2019 9:53:53 AM (No. 256258)
Go for it! Maybe it will finally wake up the little commies of Portland.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ribicon 12/8/2019 10:28:08 AM (No. 256283)
There are never enough public libraries to suit them.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: jacksin5 12/8/2019 11:15:04 AM (No. 256324)
So, will the Leftists in Portland that are creating this debacle continue to try to push "Shop Local" upon their citizens? If so, they will soon realize they have surrendered their downtown to junkies, mental cases, and other losers that can;t find shelter by being cellar dwellers at the parents or couch surfing with friends.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Omen55 12/8/2019 11:47:03 AM (No. 256348)
This is a great idea! We need to encourage dem to move forward on this & not concern demselves with the people & business that will move!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bamboozle 12/8/2019 11:53:39 AM (No. 256363)
Wouldn't that be taking private property for public purposes? Who will compensate the property owners? Who would be responsible for crimes taking place in the seized property? Would such a property (think somebody's home) be considered a drug house?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: mc squared 12/8/2019 11:58:29 AM (No. 256368)
It's inevitable. The Commicrats will never stop seizing private property for their own purposes.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 12/8/2019 12:06:41 PM (No. 256380)
Portland should be now known as the Withered Rose city, for the Left is fast killing it with stunts like this. I just hope somebody in the property development profession launches a massive lawsuit.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 12/8/2019 12:29:20 PM (No. 256398)
Under democRAT rule we will turn into a 3rd world country.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 12/8/2019 12:51:24 PM (No. 256419)
Why stop there? Next they will require it not only of new buildings, but of all property owners (except Democrat politicians, of course) to provide camping areas for mentally deranged drug addicts, I mean homeless persons. The commission has "Sustainability" in its name, a euphemism for "Socialism". Magnera wants to "forward the principles of environmental justice" according to one self-promoting blurb i found on the internet. This whole thing is typical Portland's woketard planning bureaucracy where, as traffic problems get worse and worse, they take away car lanes downtown to create wide (generally almost empty) bike lanes and build beautiful new bridges to relive traffic congestion, but forbid cars to use them.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 12/9/2019 1:08:28 AM (No. 256746)
I think the next Portlandia move should be to set a minimum level of lunatic drug addicts and drunks who camp out in the streets and parks in the city. If the number somehow falls below this minimum, they must import more luntics and drug addicts from other cities to make it up to the legal minimum number. /s off But watch out, they may decide to actually do this.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: vinegrower 12/9/2019 10:27:36 PM (No. 257560)
There is already something like this in San Francisco. The city will provide you with a tent, if you pitch the tent on the street in front of a business the business owner can do nothing about it, the homeless person has squatters rights.
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