TNT: Tacoma City Council enacts tent ban in parks but delays enforcement as shelters sought

"Enforcement of a new park rule prohibiting walled structures, including tents, in Tacoma parks has been pushed back 60 days.

The City Council voted 8-1 to approve an amended ordinance changing the park code."

"[Mayor Victoria] Woodards said at the meeting that she intends to hold city staff and the council accountable for having more shelters by the time enforcement begins Dec. 1.

'I intend on holding our city manager and the rest of our staff accountable to make sure that we have a solution and that we’re not just telling people to move and giving them a place to go,' Woodards said. 'There may not be one today, but we’re going to work hard to make sure that there’s one by the time this ordinance is enacted.'”

Read more of this story by Allison Needles at The News Tribune.

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