Carlisle to hold discussion on homelessness

Carlisle/West Shore

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.

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