EXCLUSIVE: Lee Park's tent city continues to grow under feckless Charlottesville "leadership":https://t.co/EzOgdiAsVe— Rob Schilling (@SchillingShow) September 27, 2023
This is a fitting monument to the progress that Charlottesville has made since the Unite the Right rally.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The city of Charlottesville is grappling with a homeless encampment in Market Street Park. Tents now line the lawn, with many of the homeless individuals saying they have no other place to sleep.
Now, a legal expert has pointed out that the city’s decision to lift the curfew at the park may indirectly contribute to a bigger issue.
“The city has really opened up a can of worms,” says CBS19’s legal analyst Scott Goodman.
The homelessness issue in Charlottesville has reached a critical point as Market Street Park is now occupied by several homeless individuals. Homeless people like Cheryl Burroughs have pitched tents to spend the nights there.
“I slept out here four nights ago in that tent. We had it right there leaning, so it leaked on me, and I didn’t have a blanket. It was cold, I was freezing,” she said. …
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Just days after Market Street Park’s nighttime closings were lifted, the homeless have flocked to set up tents and mark their spot to stay indefinitely.
When City Manager Samuel Sanders announced the lift of the closing hours, he said in a statement this is just a temporary fix, and the city is looking into finding a long-term solution.
Ricky Webster was homeless in Charlottesville for seven years. Though he now has a place of his own, he says that he is glad to hear the park is open for people to stay, but that the city needs to do more to help those struggling. …