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Statement from Councilwoman Kate Gallego on City of Surprise Urban Camping OrdinanceStatement from Councilwoman Kate Gallego on City of Surprise Urban Camping Ordinance<div class="ExternalClassDCC152A0B9734BD8B336BF4DFE6A93A1"><p>​"Phoenix is the regional leader in providing funds and services to address homelessness. It is important that cities in the region recognize Phoenix's leadership and work with us to address homelessness as a regional matter. Surprise's urban camping ordinance passed last week does the exact opposite. I'm concerned that other cities will follow Surprise's lack of leadership and pass similar ordinances attempting to export their homeless problem to Phoenix. In response, I will be requesting that the City put forward to the state legislature a bill for next session that would require cities enacting urban camping ordinances to also build adequate emergency shelter services for the homeless."<br></p></div>6/25/2018 5:40:00 PMNick Valenzuela602-495-5405