Eugene spends $13,000 on councilor’s security



EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The city of Eugene has spent more than $13,000 providing security at the home of city Councilor George Poling, the target of some Occupy Eugene demonstrators.

Poling told The Register-Guard ( the security was needed for the safety of his family.

On Christmas night 15 to 20 people erected tents and danced on Poling’s lawn and driveway to protest his opposition to Occupy Eugene. Four of those people were arrested for trespassing. Four nights later, five masked and topless woman stood for a few minutes on the sidewalk in front of his home. One struck a gong.

At Poling’s request the city put up a fence in front of his house and installed a security system with motion-detecting lighting. The city also paid overtime for officers stationed in his neighborhood.


Information from: The Register-Guard,