Mayor Charlie Hales is interviewed in Street Roots

Posted: March 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“I.B.: What’s the answer for Right 2 Dream Too?

C.H.: I think the answer is a different site that is a good place to live that doesn’t have the friction that that site has. I was on the council when we approved the creation of Dignity Village. It is clearly a success.

It seems to me that Right 2 Dream Too is on the way to being that kind of sustainable, self-managed community. It’s not in the right location on the corner of Fourth and Burnside. I think there are partnership possibilities between organizers and residents of Right 2 Dream, property owners, other non-profits and public agencies that will lead to positive outcomes.

I went out to Dignity Village last fall. I am impressed. I’ve been to Right 2 Dream a couple of times. You see people really doing a great job, managing that enterprise for themselves. I’ve got a lot of confidence in the capacity of those folks to make this work. It’s up to the larger community, me included, to try to find a place for the camp to land that makes sense.”

Visit Street Roots to read the whole article on Mayor Hales’ views of what he proposes.


Posted by Ruthie Benjamin

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