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City Council Considering Proposal to Limit Homeless Encampment Sweeps

September 7, 2016
Heidi Groover

The Stranger SLOG - Lisa Daugaard, director of the Public Defender Association, complained about the "false dichotomy" of pitting concerns about homeless people against concerns about public safety. Supporters of the proposal say it will stop the city from chasing homeless people from place to place when they have no other place to go. "Shutting [them] down encampment by encampment does not reduce the problem of homelessness," Daugaard said. "It does not reduce the problem of public disorder."

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