# Camping ban
Aurora mayor considers new regulations to limit panhandling
(Denver, Colo.) Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman wants to crack down on panhandling. "I'm concerned about the growing aggressiveness of some of the solicitations/panhandling on street corners, medians, and in the streets and I'm researching what other municipalities have done to address this issue from a safety perspective," Coffman said Tuesday morning in a Facebook post. The post showed a person disrupting traffic while asking for donations.
Aurora camping ban expected to cost $4 million annually
(Aurora, Colo.) According to city estimates, Aurora's new camping ban will cost at least $4 million annually. The council will hear options for housing people displaced by the encampment sweeps during Monday's study session. Additional costs include storage of their belongings and wraparound mental health services.
Monday in Charlotte: Tar Heels trample Duke, Council to talk camping ban, Hope Solo's arrest and more
Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski's career ended on Saturday with a 81-77 March Madness loss to the UNC Tar Heels.(Tom Pennington/Getty Images) (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) Good morning, Charlotte! As last week enters the rearview and another appears on the horizon, today's Roundup recaps the University of North Carolina Tar Heels' 81-77 victory over the Duke Blue Devils in Saturday's March Madness game. Local homelessness advocates are hoping for their own win at Monday's Charlotte City Council meeting when the governing group discusses an outdoorcamping ban.
Homeless-undercover mayor adopts camping ban at high-security meeting
A homeless encampment at Abilene and Mississippi in Aurora.City of Aurora. The mayor, who posed as a homeless person to better understand the culture, has outlawed urban camping.
Encampment sweeps sharply divide Denver
(Denver, Colo.) Public comment at the Denver City Council meeting Monday showed the divisiveness of the homeless encampment debate. Although some residents blasted council members for allowing encampment sweeps, others praised them and asked for more and swifter sweeps.
‘Compassionate’ Aurora outlaws urban camping
(Aurora, Colo.) Aurora joined Denver, Boulder, Arvada, Centennial and Parker Monday to become the latest Front Range city to outlaw urban camping. But the city also adopted a companion ordinance that guarantees every person displaced during a sweep will be offered shelter.
Aurora slashes seed money for proposed homeless campus
(Aurora, Colo.) A planned $91 million homeless services campus in Aurora may be in jeopardy after the City Council voted to slash its funding. A proposal to use $15 million in American Rescue Plan money to seed the project never got off the ground. Mayor Pro Tem Francoise Bergan made a motion to slash the funding to $5 million before staff presented information. Bergan noted, and most of the council agreed, that they had discussed everything already.