“Denver is planning a sweep of homeless encampments now scattered throughout a huge swath of Five Points.
The action, which is scheduled for April 30, is being authorized under laws prohibiting obstructions in the public right-of-way and will help address “deteriorating public health and safety conditions,” according to city officials.
“We are seeing the area become increasingly hazardous, in addition to encumbering the public right-of-way, and want to keep everyone safe. Our ask is for people to move so that we can thoroughly clean,” says Nancy Kuhn, a spokesperson for the Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. City employees will store unclaimed personal items that are considered non-hazardous for up to sixty days.”
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McCormick-Vavanagh, Conor. Westword 24 April 2020.