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Business owner concerned over crime in Old Town

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A group of business owners and people who live in Old Town held a press conference Tuesday, calling on city and county leaders to get a handle on crime. A KOIN 6 News crew followed Society Hotel owner Jessi Burke around the area on Friday to see some of the safety concerns.

Burke is encouraged by the change she sees just in the last few days around her hotel.

“I’m pleased with the fairly immediate action, and the support we got,” Burke said.

She thinks the clean-up is a direct result of the press conference she held earlier this week-calling on city and county leaders to get a handle of graffiti and crime there.

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But as she and her friend Carrie Saum, who also works in the area, took a KOIN 6 crew around the neighborhood, they said much of Old Town is still struggling.

“Two weeks ago, I was walking here and there was a young…

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