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Enough is Enough PDX is a City-Wide campaign led by neighborhoods to demand our elected officials at the state, city, and county level respond to the property crime wave and deteriorating livability issues in neighborhoods across Portland.
Our public spaces such as parks, nature areas, residential streets, business districts and recreational multi-use paths have become illegal camping spaces.
In a majority of these camps service resistant individuals live and use heroin and methamphetamine, supporting those habits by daily stealing from the neighborhoods they are located in.
While neighbors across the city make thousands of reports, response from the city and state is slow, inadequate and often non-existent.
The city and state continue to sweep camps, only to have the campers return the very next day. Response times from 911 and non-emergency calls are often delayed a number of hours, and some calls regarding incidents with homeless residents are not responded to at all. Trespassing, expired and non-existent vehicle license plates, and littering are regularly overlooked by our police department.
Portland Police are turning a blind eye to crimes that in years past would have resulted in swift enforcement.
Law enforcement receives mixed communication from elected officials about the enforcement of laws on the book. he police department is reluctant to enforce the law because of a lack of support from prosecutors who drop charges and let people right back out onto the streets.
There isn’t a week that goes by where neighbors are not being stolen from or burglarized.
Fires that burn down structures and natural areas in our neighborhoods are a regular occurrence.
Hazardous waste and other pollutants are commonplace in public spaces. Property owners cannot receive protection from squatters.
Violent crime is common among the camps. In recent months, there have been neighbors stabbed by drug addicted campers and even service resistant campers stabbing other campers.
This situation is untenable and has reached a boiling point. As neighbors and residents of this city, we are launching this long term campaign to carryout a number of actions and strategies to send a strong message to Portland City Council, Oregon Legislature, the ODOT Director, and Multnomah County that the status quo cannot continue and that enough is enough.
How you can get involved
Have you had enough of the growing property crime and deteriorating livability conditions in your neighborhood?Join this campaign and take action and pressure elected officials to change the status quo. You can get involved by participating in one of more of these actions: