Sunday, October 20, 2019

Salem Talks About Sit-Lie: Forum Excerpts

In September 2017, the City Council rejected proposed Ordinance Bill 22-17, which would have banned camping on public property, and prohibited sitting and lying on sidewalks from 7a to 9p. In July 2019, the City proposed to put a virtually identical bill, Ordinance Bill 10-19, back to Council. In response to negative media coverage, the City held three forums to receive public comment on the bill, the last on September 26, 2019.  The voices heard at these forums were curated into a one-hour podcast for Mid Valley Cast.  Still photos were to the audio to make the "visual podcast" version below, in three parts.