Roseburg City Council Rejects Homeless Camp

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th November Newshomeless campRoseburg
City leaders in Roseburg aren't going to consider a legal campsite for homeless people. The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1bBpK8z ) the council spent 90 minutes discussing the idea raised by homeless advocates such as Jeri Benedetto of Occupy Roseburg, and all the members said no to it. There was no formal vote. City Council Member Tom Ryan said Monday that a homeless camp "is enabling. It's not helping anybody." The homeless advocates left the meeting early, saying the council was clearly not interested. Benedetto said there are hundreds of people camped illegally in the Roseburg area. In response to questions that noted shelter beds are going unused, she said some homeless people don't like rules and religious services that go with shelters.

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