Banning sleeping on the street will help the homeless: Vegas pro tem mayor
Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tem Michele Fiore pushes back against the narrative that this move is criminalizing homelessness and says the city will transport people to better areas and will not enforce the ordinance if the city’s shelters are full.
A new Las Vegas ordinance banning sleeping and camping on the street will help the homeless with a focus on “hiring, housing and healthiness,” Mayor Pro Tem Michele Fiore told FOX Business’ “Bulls & Bears” on Thursday.
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Fiore pushed back against the narrative that this is criminalizing homelessness. "Blatant lies," is what she called critic's claims the city is just throwing people in jail.
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“Either the police or our Marshals or city Marshals will say, ‘Listen, you can't really camp here,’ so they can just walk away, and the enforcement walks away,” she said. “If they say, ‘Well, I don't know where to go,’ we will actually ask if they would like us to transport them.”
“The biggest thing with this ordinance is if we don’t have any space in our shelters where they can actually go and get help, where they can get jobs, housing and healthy checkups, then we don’t enforce it.”
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