November 7, 2016

Homeless camping in the parks

Our neighborhood’s Fall Creek Clean-up removed a tremendous amount of trash and abandoned belongings from the creek and adjacent areas. Thanks to two dozen neighbors volunteering their time and the help of Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful! Councilperson Jill Gaebler also helped in the clean-up.

The MSRNA board is concerned about the homeless camping in neighborhood parks and we are trying to work with City staff to remove vegetation and trash, increase police presence, and work on longer-term solutions for homelessness. Until there are more overnight shelter accommodations, the police will not ticket campers in the parks. A neighborhood meeting on homeless issues is currently in the planning stage.

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