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Plan to move Right 2 Dream Too campers delayed again

The Portland City Council’s decision to move the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp has been delayed until further notice.

The council had been scheduled to vote on a plan to move the camp this week. But Commissioner Amanda Fritz took the measure off the council agenda on Tuesday.

Fritz had negotiated an agreement to move the camp from its Old Town location at Northwest Fourth Avenue and Burnside Street to a city-owned parking lot under the west end of the Broadway Bridge. The decision would have helped settle a Right 2 Dream Too lawsuit against the city and resolve more than $20,000 in city fines levied against the property owners.

During the council’s Oct. 3 five-hour hearing on the move, dozens of Pearl District residents blasted the plan, saying it could compromise their safety.

Area developers and neighborhood association members also threatened legal action to block the move. They also offered to help find an alternative location. Mayor Charlie Hales then proposed postponing the vote two weeks. Now Fritz has postponed it further.

Fritz also faulted opponents for not proposing an alternative site, even though winter is approaching.

“Now is the time for them to step up,” Fritz said.