As the Portland City Council is slated to take up Mayor Ted Wheeler's new public camping ban proposal, the city's houseless and their advocates are stepping up their organizing to oppose it. The proposed ordinance will be discussed at the Council's Wednesday, May 31 session.
Today's guest is Jeff Liddicoat, long-time activist on numerous issues, including advocating for houseless people. Jeff’s regular job is staffing the Right to Survive Hygene Station serving the homeless in inner SE Portland. He’s been doing that since the start of the pandemic. Prior to that in 2020 he had co-founded Stop the Sweeps Portland, which has since reorganized and will have its first general membership meeting next Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Social Justice Action Center 400 SE 12th Ave. https://stspdx.substack.com/
Opening song: John Cougar Mellencamp's "Eyes of Portland."