Durango City Council: Homeless camp rules must be upheld

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Durango City Council: Homeless camp rules must be upheld

Allowing tents to stay up could put federal funding at risk
Durango Police Department Officer Leonard Martinez rouses Astro Avila from his tent Monday morning at a homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery. Officers ensured that residents of the camp left the property by 9 a.m., but they did not issue trespassing citations.
Durango Police Department officers Jim Martindale, left, and Leonard Martinez check tents Monday morning to make sure all residents in the city of Durango’s temporary homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery have left.
A resident in the city of Durango’s temporary homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery leaves her tent with her dog, Resin, on Monday morning as Lisa Sontag, a camp helper, asks if she’s OK.
Residents of Durango’s temporary homeless camp from left, Clearance Robh; Sylvester Agoodie, a nonresident of the camp; Millie Sanders and Richard Bowhay sit outside of the camp near Greenmount Cemetery on Monday morning.

Durango City Council: Homeless camp rules must be upheld

Durango Police Department Officer Leonard Martinez rouses Astro Avila from his tent Monday morning at a homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery. Officers ensured that residents of the camp left the property by 9 a.m., but they did not issue trespassing citations.
Durango Police Department officers Jim Martindale, left, and Leonard Martinez check tents Monday morning to make sure all residents in the city of Durango’s temporary homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery have left.
A resident in the city of Durango’s temporary homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery leaves her tent with her dog, Resin, on Monday morning as Lisa Sontag, a camp helper, asks if she’s OK.
Residents of Durango’s temporary homeless camp from left, Clearance Robh; Sylvester Agoodie, a nonresident of the camp; Millie Sanders and Richard Bowhay sit outside of the camp near Greenmount Cemetery on Monday morning.
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