CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Many people are concerned about the number of people sleeping and camping in public spaces like parks and benches in Carlisle.
The subject has been a topic on social media recently. Borough leaders are responding by holding a public meeting about it.
Currently, there is no ordinance or law against sleeping and camping in public spaces.
In a news release, police Chief Taro Landis said he was not trying to criminalize homelessness.
“In my opinion, we have to have a collaborative effort of citizens, mental health professionals, substance abuse professionals, and public officials to begin a very hard conversation,” Landis said.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Carlisle Borough Hall.