Matt Gillum

Matt Gillum, of the city of Island City's public works department, checks a no trespassing sign on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, where there have been homeless camps near the Grande Ronde River.

ISLAND CITY — The Island City City Council has a new ordinance restricting camping on public property.

The city council on Monday, May 8, voted unanimously to approve the second reading of an ordinance that imposes restrictions on camping and leaving belongings unattended within certain areas of the city.

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