Medford, OR – According to the city officials, the third event was reportedly hosted by Ward 2 Councilors Tim D’Alessandro and Zac Smith.
City officials also announced that nearly 150 community members attended the event, and the panel answered around 80 questions from the audience during the Q&A session.
One of the legal barriers the City faces is with Measure 110, which has reduced the incentive for individuals to seek treatment and has become an enforcement barrier for police.
Another challenge is that local organizations and individuals are passing out supplies, such as tents and camping stoves, as well as food distribution in local parks.
There are case-law restrictions that prevent the City from effectively regulating those actions to mitigate their impacts.