The controversial camping ban in Denver officially takes effect next week. It’s seen by some as criminalizing the homeless but police claim that’s not true.
Homeless advocates have been protesting Denver’s proposed ban on overnight camping. On Saturday protesters lined up along the 16th Street Mall and then camped out in front of Downtown Denver Partnership.
A proposed camping ban to stop the homeless from sleeping on sidewalks in Denver is drawing heated debate from all sides of the issue.
In a preliminary vote, the Denver City Council approved a ban on overnight camping in the city.
Denver’s proposed camping ban is now heading to the full city council. On Tuesday a council committee heard testimony on the ordinance.
The Denver City Council will begin debating a proposed camping ban within the city limits this week. While Mayor Hancock and members of the business community point to the homeless issue at large, it is safe to say that a higher profile group of homeless have motivated the ban.