The Texan reports that the city of Austin’s new camping ordinance is starting to create problems.
The ordinance permits camping in most public areas and has generated controversy in Austin.
In fact, 1,000 people showed up to a forum last week, which Mayor Steve Adler hosted.
Over 28,000 people have signed a petition calling for the ordinance to be repealed.
One of the main concerns about this ordinance has been its impact on commercial areas such as the growing epicenter in Congress Avenue.
Brad Johnson of The Texan expands on this:
A simple stroll down the road running perpendicular to the state capitol and it won’t take long to spot a makeshift camp, lounging body, or a pile of belongings. With homeless individuals peppering the sidewalks, street corners, and other public areas, businesses are struggling to deal with the consequences of the city’s new progressive camping ordinance.