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In Plan to Revive Ailing City, Portland Task Force Calls for Ban on Public Drug Use, Moratorium on New Taxes

Posted on AllSides December 12th, 2023
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A task force launched last summer to help rejuvenate Portland, Oregon is calling for the declaration of a 90-day fentanyl emergency, a ban on public drug use, increased shelter capacity, and more law enforcement as part of an effort to combat the converging homelessness, drug-abuse, and mental-health crises that have ravaged the far-left city.

Among its ten recommendations announced on Monday, the Portland Central City Task Force is also calling for: a concerted effort to clean the city by targeting “trouble spots” for trash and graffiti, the removal of any...

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