“When news broke in July that homeless service providers viewed the Denver Coliseum as the ideal location for the city’s first temporary safe camping site, some residents of the nearby Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods objected. For far too long, they argued, the city had used that part of town as a dumping ground for services and projects that other areas didn’t want.
While the discussion continued and some members of Denver City Council said they’d oppose putting a safe camping site outside the Coliseum, service providers searched for an alternative site in what could become the first of several official encampments under the Safe Outdoor Space program, which would offer sinks and toilets as well as a place to set up tents for the duration of public-health orders during the coronavirus pandemic.”
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McCormick-Cavangh, Conor. Westword 14 September 2020.