Even though a vote to disallow expansion of homeless camps in Albuquerque is scheduled to be held on August 15, a local businessman wants to try and beat the system.
Brad Day, a real estate investor, plans to submit permit applications beginning on July 28, hoping to get far enough in the process that a vote to change the zoning rules won’t be able to stop him. Mr. Day estimates the cost for each person at one of these camps will be about $200 per month paid for by the city or county. He admits that the question of who will be pay and how much s unknown at this point. In other cities that have government sanctioned homeless camps, the price tag for each ‘camper’ has reached into the thousands per month.
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