New Homeless Ordinance Fails to Get Out of Committee

Just about everyone agrees that homeless people shouldn’t be camping outside Lincoln Library downtown… but homeless advocates say just closing off the library grounds after-hours isn’t the answer to the problem.

A number of advocates are urging city officials to find a more comprehensive solution that provides more access to shelter, counseling, life skills training, and other services to get people off the streets and not just away from the library.

An ordinance that would have prohibited homeless people from sleeping outside the library failed to get out of a City Council committee Tuesday.

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