Feb 23, 2010 9:21 PM by Bea Karnes, Andy Koen, News First 5
The Colorado Springs City Council has voted to ban camping in public areas, effectively forcing out the homeless who live along Fountain Creek.
The ordinance passed by an 8-1 vote with councilman Tom Gallagher casting the sole vote against the ban.
The law makes it illegal to sleep, to set up a tent or campsite or to store personal belongings on public lands.
At Tuesdays formal council meeting there were discussions of creating a transitional housing facility at a property on S. Nevada to house the homeless who are currently living along the creeks. No formal plans were announced.