Council to consider ordinance banning sleeping in bus shelters


December 4, 2019

The Sweet Home City Council told city staff last week to move forward with a proposed ordinance to prohibit people from camping out in bus shelters.

Sweet Home has three new shelters, said Ken Bronson, Senior Center manager and Linn County Shuttle director during the council's regular meeting on Nov. 26. They were built in September at the new City Hall, at 54th and Main and at Clark Mill and Main. An older shelter is located at 13th and Kalmia near the Public Library.

“One of the challenges (is) when the shelters are occupied, bus riders can’t use them,” Brpnson told the council....

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