Lents neighborhood holds open meeting on safety

September 15, 2019 posted by


OF THE TEXT MESSAGING CONTROVERSY. YOU CAN READ ABOUT THOSE CHANGES IN THIS STORY POSTED ON KOIN.COM. JENNIFER: NEW TONIGHT, THE LENTS NEIGHBORHOOD LIVABILITY ASSOCIATION HELD AN OPEN DISCUSSION ON SAFETY. A BIG TOPIC, FIXING THE HOMELESS PROBLEM. PORTLAND POLICE UNION PRESIDENT DARYL TURNER WAS THERE, AND BROUGHT UP USING THE WAPATO JAIL TO HOUSE THE HOMELESS, A FACILITY THAT WAS BUILT YEARS AGO BUT NEVER HOUSED A SINGLE INMATE. IF YOU CAN GET 500 TO 600 PEOPLE IN THERE, IT FREES UP RESOURCES AND SHELTERS IN THE CITY AS WELL AS FREES UP RESOURCES IN THE JAIL TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE PROSECUTED BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE LOW LEVEL DRUG POSSESSORS. JENNIFER: THE JAIL HAS SINCE BEEN SOLD. DEVELOPER JORDAN SCHNITZER OWNS THE WAPATO FACILITY. THE IDEA TO USE THE JAIL ISN’T NEW AND IS A TOPIC WE’VE BEEN COVERING FOR QUITE A WHILE. IN THIS CASE, WE’LL BE SURE TO BRING YOU UPDATES AS THEY COME IN. JEFF: A WANTED MAN WITH A GUN WHO RAN FROM DEPUTIES INTO A SALEM NEIGHBORHOOD SENT 4 SALEM

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