illustration of diverse houseless people outdoors 

The city of Bend announced plans Wednesday to sweep a large outdoor camp on North Hunnell Road in March, the latest action in an effort to limit camping in Central Oregon’s largest city.

The Bend Equity Project, ACLU of Oregon and the Law Office of Thaddeaus Betz wrote a letter, urging the City of Bend and its agencies to pause enforcement of Title IV of the Bend City Code (“the Anti-Camping Code”), rethink the impending March 16 sweep of Hunnell Road, and consider its constitutional and new statutory legal obligations.