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Portland School Board members have rejected a request by City Commissioner Dan Ryan to turn a section of vacant property it owns at 5700 N.E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. into a Safe Rest Site for the homeless. The land once housed Adams High School and then Whitaker Middle School before being demolished.  (Photo from Google Maps)

Portland School Board members have rejected a request by City Commissioner Dan Ryan to turn a section of vacant property it owns at 5700 N.E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. into a Safe Rest Site for the homeless. The land once housed Adams High School and then Whitaker Middle School before being demolished. (Photo from Google Maps)

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Portland School Board Member Gary Hollands, a member of Portland’s Black community, said the proposal “just didn’t line up with our mission for kids.”