Downtown employee who sypathizes with homeowners:
"Well, we had another one sleeping in our bushes this morning. It was all I could do to rouse the guy. I said, "Hey, I'm sorry, but youcan't be camping out in our bushes. It freaks out our clients and makes our employees feel unsafe." He cleared out, but the cardboard is still laid out next to the building for the next night or the next "tenant"...oh, and he left underwear hanging on a branch of one of the bushes. Lovely.
We're just around the corner and down the street from White Bird ... we never know what kind of characters are going to be parading past our windows or down our alley, what kind of frame of mind they'll be in. Sometimes people are obviously drunk or high, sometimes it's pretty obvious that they're mentally unstable. This is not conducive to a good working environment for the businesses that work right off West 11th or anywhere else downtown.
Good grief, I can't even *begin* to imagine how the homeowners must feel, knowing it will be nearly impossible to sell their homes."
(Signed by a business employee in the downtown area/constituent of the Mayor)___________________________________________________
We are reminded of the slogan " The Mayor for all of Eugene." This person deserves a response from their Mayor.
EugeneAdvocates for a Clean City