Accept report from Fire Marshall on houselessness and fire safety protocols

Amended by Council

At the direction of Commissioner Hardesty, the Fire Marshall's office has developed a pair of protocols to help mitigate the risk of fires that can be caused by outdoor houseless camping. These protocols balance the need for compassion towards the houseless community and the ever increasing serious risk of fires in the city and the need to mitigate this risk. This report explains the details of the protocols while also walking through the process of how they were created.

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612 Regular Agenda in July 28-29, 2021 Council Agenda

Accepted As Amended

Motion to amend report to replace Street Roots with community groups: Moved by Hardesty and seconded by Ryan. (Y-4; Wheeler absent)
Motion to accept the report as amended: Moved by Hardesty and seconded by Ryan.
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

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