Alliance advocates for more tools to manage illegal behavior in North Park Blocks



Alliance advocates for more tools to manage illegal behavior in North Park Blocks

In addition to finding safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside, the Alliance is urging for more tools to address illegal behavior.
For months the Alliance has been voicing its concerns about the lack of concerted city effort to address homelessness and illegal behaviors in parks and open spaces. In addition to finding safer and more humane solutions for people who sleep outside, the Alliance is urging for more tools to address illegal behavior. As such, the Alliance is asking Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Steve Novick to designate certain sidewalks within the business improvement district as high-pedestrian zones, a critical tool to ensure the issues are addressed in a holistic manner. The Alliance has repeatedly asked Portland City Council to extend high-pedestrian zones – like the one that governs sidewalks around City Hall – to other areas of Portland because it is a tool that can work to address safety issues and illegal behaviors. Read the letter