Meanwhile, Back at Main Street Garden, More Questions About How to Handle Homeless

Surely you didn’t think you’d heard the last about the homeless sleeping in Main Street Garden

A few weeks after council member Angela Hunt tweeted about the “bums” in the downtown park, KXAS-Channel 5 sent its cameras to see what was what during the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning. And, sure enough, there were more than a few folks sleeping here and there ’round the park, much to the distress of some women out walking their dogs or getting in some exercise before work. To which Dallas PD spokesman Kevin Janse said, “We are taking the necessary steps to hopefully curtail it as far as assigning additional officers out there.”

That prompted a Saturday-morning follow-up from my old pal Scott Henson, who serves Grits for Breakfast and wonders if perhaps the answer doesn’t lie in “supportive long-term housing for the chronically homeless,” which, of course, comes with its own controversies, as evidenced by the fight over a proposed complex near First Presbyterian downtown.

Read more at Dallas Observer


About Bob Voelker

Vice President and General Counsel, StreetLights Residential - Building Places that Life the Human Spirit.
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