“The solution to ending homelessness is not tent cities or temporary encampments, as they are not safe or humane places,” Mayor Francis Slay said in a press release.
The new homeless encampment with about 25 people is called Camp Plumb, and its located just south of the Arch.
“Meteorologists nailed this. The storm came in hot and heavy. We endured four or five hours of heavy snow.”
The city’s annual homeless headcount is underway — with organizers predicting there will be fewer homeless tallied here than a year ago.
Last year, city officials put up the signs in 25 locations and plan to add another two dozen.
The barricades are still up, with signs that say “sidewalk closed for health and safety reasons.”
City Hall takes action to prevent drug dealing in a downtown park — by ripping out eight park benches.
City officials plan to fight a minister’s plan to establish a new homeless tent city
Charlie talks with “Calendar Girl” Singer Neil Sedaka; with Robin Wahby and Prof. Martin Rochester who take differing viewpoints on transfer students and unaccredited STL schools; with 1904 World’s Fair Society President Michael Truax about fact and fiction surrounding the Fair; and with the Rev. Larry Rice and Bill Siedhoff about the moving of the STL homeless encampments.
Rev. Larry Rice organizes demonstration against city’s closure of homeless encampments like Hopeville.