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Business owners push for sanctioned homeless encampment at Albuquerque Westside Shelter – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico 2022-08-04 23:02:32 –

Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – A group of companies in Albuquerque is promoting the establishment of a licensed homeless encampment at West Side Shelter. The Greater Albuquerque Business Alliance met Thursday night to discuss how to move forward after campers were evicted from Coronado Park.

Mayor Tim Keller announced that the city would be closed With the park plagued by problems near 3rd and I-40 at some point in August, the city was still grappling with what to do next. But business alliances say they don’t want to see the campers come back. “When it comes to therapy, it’s a resource to get to them instead of walking down the sidewalk like they’re neighbors,” said Connie Vigil of the Greater Albuquerque Business Alliance.

West of town, in a remote shelter near Double Eagle Airport, people have to take buses in and out. The Alliance would rather see service expansion there. Mayor Keller said other possibilities for Coronado Park include reopening it as a public park or handing it over to the fire department for station expansion.

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