Eugene (KMTR) - The Eugene City Council has made some temporary exceptions to city park rules to accommodate Occupy Eugene" protesters.
After a spirited 2½ hours of public comment and council debate, the council voted five-to-three to make a temporary change in the city code, allowing Occupy Eugene demonstrators to camp in certain public areas. The code change is specific to Occupy Eugene.
Occupy Eugene participants cleared away from the downtown Park Blocks late last week and about 200 of them have settled in at Alton Baker Park.
Some of the protesters told NewsSource 16 last weekend that Alton Baker Park may not be their final location.
A message posted on Occupy Eugene's Web site encourages protestors to support the ordinance.
The Eugene City Council will revisit the issue in December.