Mayor Wheeler issues Emergency Declaration to Prohibit Camping within High Crash Transportation Corridors

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Mayor Wheeler issued an Emergency Declaration to Address Campsites in Dangerous Sites Located High Crash Transportation Corridors within the City of Portland on Friday, effective immediately. 

This is the first in a series of Mayoral actions to speed the City’s recovery on a number of important issues. 

This emergency order does three things: 

1. Prohibits camping along high-speed corridors.  

2. Prioritizes the work of the Impact Reduction Team to post and remove camps in these areas.  

3. It enables them to keep these sites free of camping with no right of return. 

The Emergency Declaration can be read here:

The Mayor's prepared remarks about the declaration can be read here: 

Watch the full press conference and announcement here.