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HR And TD Councils Holding Monday Night Meetings

Both The Dalles and Hood River city councils meet Monday evening.  The Dalles City Council will discuss a potential ordinance to create a “civil exculsion zone” in the downtown business area.  It would allow people who violate any one of 24 different offenses to be excluded from the zone for up to 90 days, and face a second degree criminal trespass charge if found in the zone with some exceptions, including work or receiving social and medical services.  The intent is to address aggressive panhandling and loitering in tourist and shopping areas.  The meeting in The Dalles is at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.  The Hood River City Council meeting includes an Urban Renewal Agency agenda that will include discussion of Lot 1 development on the Port of Hood River Waterfront and the possibility of using urban renewal for infrastructure in that area.  The Hood River meeting begins at 6 p.m. in City Hall.