- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Tucson City Council is again considering changes to its sidewalk ordinances in an effort to make city sidewalks and parks safer as homeless encampments continue to grow in the downtown area.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/1Q3KxXJ ) the council reviewed a set of proposed changes to sidewalk rules Wednesday and agreed to revisit them in 60 days.

The council previously proposed banning urban camping altogether, but the problems that surrounded similar bans in cities like Boise and Denver made them reconsider.

Some of the proposed changes include limiting the size of items that can be stored on sidewalks and prohibiting items on sidewalks that are part of an underpass.

Councilman Karin Uhlich said she won’t support expanding the ordinances, because homelessness requires a bigger solution.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com


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