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Seattle suburb OKs camping ban it may not be able to enforce | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA

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FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2020 file photo a sign that reads “This is what community looks like,” sits on top of a pile of debris and belongings at an encampment that was occupied by people lacking housing at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. An affluent Seattle-area community has approved an ordinance prohibiting camping on public property. The city of Mercer Island says the measure will connect homeless people to shelters, but it might prove hard to enforce because of a federal

Denver City Council Approves Funding for Safe Camping Sites

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In a 10-1 vote, Denver City Council approved allotting $900,000 to existing and future safe-camping sites for people experiencing homelessness through a contract with the nonprofit Colorado Village Collaborative.

“I have heard from massive numbers of my constituents that they think this would be the direction that would be better to go than what we’ve had with unregulated camps,” Councilwoman Robin Kniech said during the February 16 council meeting before voting in favor of the proposal.

The money will help

City of Eureka Halts Enforcement on New Camping Ordinance

The city of Eureka has halted enforcement on a camping ordinance that was set to take effect tonight at midnight according to a release by the Legal Services of Northern California and Disability Rights California.

The Eureka City Council passed the ordinance on Nov. 17 prohibiting involuntary camping in most parts of Eureka including business districts and high-use trail areas.

The Legal Services of Northern California along with other local organizations like the Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) opposed the decision and believe that the ordinance “violates recent federal court decisions and despite the fact that the City has insufficient

The case for, against a sanctioned tent city for Salt Lake’s homeless

Editor’s note: Year after year, public camping and homelessness has persisted as an issue in Utah’s capital city — made even more complicated by the pandemic. The Deseret News looked to Austin, Texas, in search of both short- and long-term solutions. This is the second of a two-part series.

AUSTIN, Texas — Donald Montgomery goes by “Hippie,” a nickname he said was given to him by some cowboy friends of his.

He grew up on a farm in Missouri, and knows how to ride, rope and shoot. But he said the nickname “Hippie” fits him, based on his belief