Denver City Council
Seven years after embracing an ambitious plan to provide housing and job training for Denver’s homeless, the City Council voted 9-4 Monday to impose restrictions that opponents say will make it illegal to have no home.
Seven years after embracing an ambitious plan to provide housing and job training for Denver’s homeless, the city is poised Monday to impose restrictions that opponents – including Occupy protesters – say will make it illegal to have no home.
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 delegation of Colorado business and community leaders is spending time in Iceland to explore economic development opportunities there.
Occupy Denver protesters gathered outside Snooze” restaurant downtown Sunday morning. They were protesting the business owner’s support of a proposed camping ban to stop homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks.
In a preliminary vote, the Denver City Council approved a ban on overnight camping in the city.
The Denver City Council will consider a ban on overnight camping during its meeting Monday.
Denver’s proposed camping ban is now heading to the full city council. On Tuesday a council committee heard testimony on the ordinance.
A Denver city councilman is raising questions about the funding for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless after it has asked the council for increased funding for the third time this year.
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.