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File #: 62393    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE. Order to Allow for Temporary Permissiable Encampments (TPEs) on City-owned Lands.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 9/28/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: SUBSTITUTE. Directing City Staff to Address Encampments in the City Parks and to Investigate Other Temporary Housing Options for the Unsheltered Homeless Population.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Zachary Henak
Attachments: 1. RegistrantsReport-733PM CDBG 11-5-20.pdf, 2. Park Commission Public Comment Leg File 62393 TPE Resolution-10.14.20 .pdf, 3. Karen Anduro 2020-10-14 Karen Andro letter appealing for emergency camping extension.pdf, 4. Park Commission Public Comment Leg File 62393 TPE Resolution-11.04.20.pdf, 5. Version 1, 6. CDC Interim Guidance on Unsheltered Homelessness and COVID-19, 7. McPike Pictures, 8. Robert Christl In support of confirming mayoral emergency #2.pdf, 9. Public Comment from October 14, 2020.pdf, 10. RegistrantsReport-PriorMeetings.pdf, 11. 12/1/20 CCEC Email_62393.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/5/20212 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to Place on FileFail Action details Meeting details Not available
1/5/20212 COMMON COUNCIL Place On FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/20202 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/20202 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL WITH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT OF OFFICERFail Action details Meeting details Not available
11/5/20202 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Fail Action details Meeting details Not available
11/4/20202 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/20201 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/19/20201 CITY-COUNTY HOMELESS ISSUES COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/20201 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/20201 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/20201 PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on FilePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/8/20201 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20201 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20201 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/20201 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/20201 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/20201 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/6/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/20201 Attorney's Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
Emergency Order #2, issued on May 6, 2020, permits City staff to create temporary permissible encampments (TPEs) in parks and greenways to which City ordinances that prohibit camping would not apply. This order was intended to align with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, which recommended that municipalities refrain from breaking up TPEs, and instead encourage sanitation and social distancing at TPEs. Since this Emergency Order, three TPEs have been created. Homeless individuals have also continued to reside unlawfully in encampments outside of TPEs.

The proposed resolution requires City staff to prioritize identification of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness, and make efforts to connect them with suitable housing. Once an individual is offered an alternate legal housing option, they would no longer be permitted to use the TPE. Within 30 days of this resolution's adoption, the Community Development Division must prepare a report for the Council that: (1) assesses the extent of the impact of camping sites on the City’s parks, (2) outlines existing housing options for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness, (3) identifies financial and physical resources that may be available to assist the homeless, (4) looks for a near and long-term solution to emergency shelter needs to take the burden off of the Warner Park Community Recreation Center, and (5) suggests options that may be pursued by the City and its partners to better provide for this population.

No additional appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE. Directing City Staff to Address Encampments in the City Parks and to Investigate Other Temporary Housing Options for the Unsheltered Homeless Population.
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The City has multiple ordinances that make it unlawful for persons to camp overnight or reside in the City’s parks, including the following:

· Section 7.53, which adopts by reference Wis. Admin Code Ch ATCP 79 and the provisions therein that requi...

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