Board votes on homeless camp policies and procedures

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Across the country, people are discussing how to handle homeless camps.

That conversation is happening in Fayette County after some controversy earlier this year when the city removed camps.

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A group of experts on homelessness met to clearly define when it’s right to shut down camps.

They started with a broad document, but by the end of the day they voted to approve a draft of new policies that specify when it’s right to remove camps based on threats to public health and safety.

The urban county council will vote on the draft next month.