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Lawrence leaders OK temporary campsite in park for homeless


October 9, 2020

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence City Commission has approved a campsite in a city park for the homeless, but made clear the move was temporary while community leaders seek other ways to address homelessness.

The commission voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve a 6-month special event permit for a temporary homeless campground at Woody Park, the Journal-World reported. Mayor Jennifer Ananda was absent from the meeting.

The move comes as the Lawrence Community Shelter recently reduced its capacity from 125 to about 25 people in an effort to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pand...

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