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Staff seeks to build a better way to manage homeless encampments

By Chad Swiatecki

City staffers are making a series of changes to the management of homeless encampments, with a centralized response and assessment system in the works that is expected to become operational later this summer.

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Camping ban Stage 3: Austin's homeless can be arrested, but police are at odds on where to direct them

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

The city of Austin's phased implementation of Proposition B entered its third stage on Sunday, with police now able to issue citations and arrest individuals who refuse to vacate certain homeless camps. But city officials have yet to identify places where they can go.

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Austin officials may partially reinstate camping ban

(Jordan Vonderhaar)

Austin city officials are set to discuss a proposal to partially reinstate the homeless camping ban in four areas around the city.

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