On Friday the web team received an email from Portland Parks & Recreation that Occupy Portland was “no longer allowed” to hold General Assembly meetings or any “other Occupy Portland related events” at Director Park. Such statements had no basis in law or in park regulations and Occupy Portland went ahead with the scheduled General Assembly Sunday.
Joining the GA was Art Hendricks from Parks & Rec who stated Occupy Portland is in fact allowed to to come to a public park and that Parks & Rec had “no issues with (Occupy) meeting (at Director Park).” Mr. Hendricks also apologized for the wording of the letter that was sent and agreed to write a new letter. The General Assembly reached consensus to continue to communicate with Portland Parks & Recreation and to move to another location when Director Park is reserved for another event scheduled at the same time as a General Assembly meeting.
The Closer Ambient Electronica Festival will be at Director Park next Sunday (June 24) from 4pm to 7pm and Occupy Portland will conduct the General Assembly at Terry Schrunk Plaza.
If you weren’t able to attend the GA, thanks to OPDX Live, you can watch the entire meeting here: