The Portland Mercury reports the list of people suing the city over new camping policies is growing. In a motion filed May 20, a group of organizations that believe Mayor Charlie Hales’ lenient stance on camping is illegal say they’ve found three new plaintiffs to sign onto a lawsuit filed last month. They are the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Oregon Chapter (NAIOP), and a summer camp program called Camp Creative. The fresh plaintiffs join six other groups who hope to convince a judge to overturn city policies that allow camping on certain “remnant” properties and pave the way for more organized homeless encampments.
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