WHAT: Inventory of Potential Unhoused Camping Locations: City Council Work Session

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @ 5:45 PM

WHERE: Independence Civic Center

House Bill 3115 requires cities to allow community members to sleep and rest on public property — with restrictions — when no shelter beds are accessible.

According to the new law, cities and counties in Oregon — including the City of Independence— must review and update local ordinances, or rules, that regulate sitting, lying, sleeping, or keeping warm and dry outdoors on public property by July 1, 2023.

This means the City of Independence needs to make changes to the current municipal code, which bans all camping in public spaces.

To see the complete agenda, click here.

Note: This is a Work Session of the City Council. The general public is invited to attend and view the meeting; typically, no public input or comment will be received.

Potential Unhoused Camping Locations