City declares homeless state of emergency
March 8, 2023
The Sweet Home City Council voted unanimously at a Wednesday, March 1, special meeting to declare a homeless state of emergency.
"Sweet Home is gravely concerned about homelessness in our community and across the state," a proclamation read. "Unsheltered homelessness has caused and is threatening to cause widespread injury to people and property, widespread human suffering, and has also caused widespread financial loss, with examples including, but not limited to picking up and disposing of debris, garbage, waste, and biohazards to restore land to its intended public use."
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