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12/14 Agenda Item 98

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:29 pm
by Ann Kitchen
Regarding agenda item 98: Over the course of the last couple of years the identified area has had an increase in the number of persons experiencing homelessness and those who prey on that vulnerable population and area residents. Multiple meetings were held, particularly in since late Spring, to identify potential approaches to help address serious and increasing public health and safety issues. Participants in these meetings included neighborhood residents, local clergy, representatives from ECHO, A/TCEMS, AISD, TXDoT, APD, ATD, Capital Metro as well as those in the fields of mental health, child welfare and sex trafficking. These stakeholders identified as a one of a set of recommended solutions - An agreement between the City and TXDoT covering the specified area to help address those challenges, which continue to grow.