Elkhart Common Council set to discuss ordinance that prohibits camping and storage on public property

ELKHART, Ind.- A meeting of the Common Council will be held on Wednesday, August 30 to discuss a proposed ordinance that prohibits camping and storage of personal property on public property.

Designated camping areas will be an exception for personal storage.

Director of Communications, Corinne Straight wrote in a letter that, "new legislation may directly and adversely affect persons who may be experiencing homelessness."

The administration says they plan to interact with the homeless population through non-governmental agencies to provide resources.

The public can visit their WebEx to watch the meeting live at 6:00 p.m. on August 30.

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