Allow Tents For The Homeless On Specific City Properties

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Allow Tents For The Homeless On Specific City Properties

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Karen Lorentz started this petition to Zanesville City Council, Mayor of Zanesville

Something we are seeing a lot more of are homeless people laying in grass, and hiding in unsafe places. This leaves them vulnerable to animals, human attacks, and insects/pests. This is not in the best interest of our community. More than ever, during a health crisis, we need to be looking out for our fellow humans and their health and welfare. Allowing the homeless to have tents, and possibly providing a place for them to pitch said tents, would help keep our homeless community members more safe and secure. The way our local homeless are treated is sad, and they deserve their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness just as much as anyone. And, they need additional support we could provide as a community if we cared to do so. I'm calling for the Zanesville, Ohio city council and Mayor to act to protect our homeless. They are our community, they are our friends and loved ones, and they deserve respect. 

We could start with allowing them to put tents up between certain hours, 8pm-10am, in designated spots such as parks that are usually closed. And since those parks are being patrolled anyways, it would help insure the safety of our community members without homes. 

I have been informed that currently homeless community members aren't allowed to pitch tents because it is considered a nuisance. Let me point out that our community members having a SAFE PLACE to stay, and rest, is not a nuisance. It is a right that ALL humans deserve. We are stripping them of every bit of hope when they have to worry about hypothermia, sunburn, pests, humans catching them on fire, etc. We have seen what has happened to the unprotected, and it's our responsibility as a community to protect others.

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