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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

University Of Oregon Complaining About Noise From Homeless Feeds Under Burnside Bridge

Posted by Matt Davis on Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 10:29 AM

The University of Oregon's president for institutional services Jan Payton Oliver says "it's impossible to teach evening classes and seminars" in the building on Tuesday nights, when there's a regular homeless feed under the bridge.

The problem? Noise. Mike Kuykendall of the Portland Business Alliance wants Central Precinct Commander Mike Reese to invoke the city's noise ordinance against the feeders, to crack down on the "problem."

I wrote an article on the effect of the U of O moving into Old Town back in the spring. At the time, Oliver told the Mercury: "When you look at a university community, they tend to be very liberal. It's a community that has succeeded in Eugene very comfortably with a wide variety of challenges and neighbors."

She appears to have changed her liberal attitude over the past six months.

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