- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Some Pittsburgh residents upset about a homeless encampment near their homes have taken to living in tents near Mayor Bill Peduto’s house.

George Berry is one of the upset North Side residents, and he tells WPXI-TV (https://bit.ly/2qmwTss ) that the city needs to work faster to help relocate the homeless. His biggest concerns are five-gallon buckets used for toilets, and trash left by the homeless.

Peduto says the city stopped evicting homeless people from such camps after he was elected in 2013. The city tries to work with charities and social service agencies to house and relocate homeless people, but that can take up to three months.

Berry says the solutions are too slow, especially in an election year, saying he wanted to put a sign reading “Pedutoville” near the camp.


Information from: WPXI-TV, https://www.wpxi.com

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