DENVER — The ban on overnight camping by the homeless is now law.
Mayor Michael Hancock signed the ordinance, which the city council on Monday despite strong opposition from an angry crowd at the meeting, into law Thursday afternoon behind closed doors.
It will take effect at the end of the month, allowing the city’s police officers a couple weeks to figure out how they’ll enforce it.
“This ordinance provides the City with additional tools to continue Denver’s compassionate work of connecting our most vulnerable with services needed while maintaining the integrity of our vibrant City,” said Hancock’s press secretary, Amber Miller, in a statement. “
“The Mayor and his administration are already hard at work, and will continue with laser focus, to successfully implement this new law, working with all of our community stakeholders and regional partners throughout the process.”