Tents crowd a sidewalk in downtown Portland.

PORTLAND — The Portland City Council will consider a proposed settlement in a federal civil rights lawsuit that would clear homeless tents and tarps from sidewalks and other public spaces on Wednesday, May 31.

The lawsuit was filed by Portland lawyer John DiLorenzo, who represents 10 disabled Portlanders, in Oregon U.S. District Court on Sept. 6, 2022. It is based on a section of the Americans with Disabilities Act that identifies sidewalks as a "service, program, or activity" that must remain accessible for those with disabilities.

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