The Incumbent Mayor's response to homelessness is "supported encampments" that taxpayers will fence and sanction and fund around town. At the last Council meeting it was decided to extend the sites to 3 years so the homeless would not be disrupted and have to move from their location. Providers will bring in showers, restrooms, laundry facilities, cooking options, health care, trash pick-up, etc. I oppose this policy of SOLIDIFYING encampments, and say: ELIMINATE them! Today while driving I saw large encampments in Vancouver and I'd just heard Oregon Live report today that homeless are clustered in tents and vehicles in more than 80 parts of Portland. We must not let Vancouver deteriorate to become Portland!! Vote Bowerman for Mayor!