Clegg notes that the city has brought concerns to the attention of the group several times since the Occupation began on October 1, and that the group has been responsive and cooperative in addressing those issues and in maintaining open communications with the city.

"Our respectful approach and their respectful approach is part of the reason we've been able to work well together," Clegg says.

She adds that the city has offered to have building and fire inspectors visit the encampment to make sure everything is arranged properly, and to help the group make any fixes that might be needed. That seems a likely next step; for its part, the Occupy group has invited city officials "to come to the OccupyMaine encampment at any time to see our operations and talk to folks who are part of that community of self-governance, sustainability and mutual respect and concern for one another."

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