Parker Town Council passes homeless resolution

Staff report
Posted 6/11/18

The Parker Town Council passed a resolution to outlaw urban camping in Parker's public parks June 4 during the council's meeting. The resolution also makes it illegal to sit, recline, lie down or …

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Parker Town Council passes homeless resolution

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The Parker Town Council passed a resolution to outlaw urban camping in Parker's public parks June 4 during the council's meeting.

The resolution also makes it illegal to sit, recline, lie down or kneel in the path of a public pathway during high-traffic times. It is the town's first step in dropping the rate of chronically homeless people in the town. Chronically homeless people make up about 10 percent of the homeless population and are the most visible, town officials said. They include panhandlers and people who set up tents to sleep outside.

The resolution presented pressed the need to fix the number of urban campers on Parker's public lands. No citations will be issued for camping until a warning is given and there is no compliance.

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