A PROPOSED CAMPING BAN IN AURORA IS ON HOLD. THE PROPOSAL... WHICH IS AIMED AT BATTLING THE CITY'S HOMELESSNESS ISSUE... STALLED OUT ON A TIE VOTE BY THE CITY COUNCIL. BUT IT WILL BE RECONSIDERED LATER THIS MONTH.
WE'RE LOOKING AT THE PROPOSAL... WITH AURORA MAYOR MIKE COFFMAN.
--As proposed, the ban would allow the city to force people camping on public property to stop and leave the area, as long as they’re given a three-day notice. The city would also be required to make sure there are places for those people to stay. The proposal also requires a 72-hour notice before campers can be removed.
--There was a temporary safe camping space for vehicles set up in the spring, but as of right now, the city does not have that anymore — nor does it have a space for tents.
--At present, the city can only clear out homeless camps if they’re deemed a threat to public health or safety, making the camp in violation of city code.
-- Coffman says he supports safe campsites.