By Lars Larson,
NW and national radio host
Anyone who lives in or near the biggest cities of the Northwest knows they’ve taken on the look of third-world countries: homeless shanty towns, open drug markets, and streets turned into toilets.
Half the fire calls in Portland come from homeless encampments and the fires put your home at risk.
Mayor Feckless Ted Wheeler convinced his city council approved the plan to solve the problem.
Well, let’s consider what it actually does and does NOT do.
The big headline you’re hearing today: the city will ban street camping.
What they’re NOT trumpeting: the ban doesn’t come till SOMETIME IN 2024.
I’ll predict right now it NEVER comes because Portlandia lacks the guts to actually enforce that rule.
It pushes thousands of new housing units…not yet funded…sometime in the next decade plus.
Can you hear the sound of Mayor Feckless kicking that can down the road?
His tent concentration camp plan got cut nearly in half from 25 hundred to 1500.
And the cherry on top?
What Ted’s plan calls “unhoused access to paid non-standard work”.
Translate that deceptive language: make-work jobs.
So addicts will have a place to camp, at some point and money for their meth and fentanyl…and you pay the bill for both.
If you like all that BS, vote democrat on Tuesday.