Who Has Rights to Public Space in Downtown Denver?
DENVER — Potentially one of the most complicated questions in downtown Denver is how to balance business with the homeless population that resides in public spaces.
Homeless advocates gathered in Skyline Park in Denver to fight for rights in public spaces on Tuesday. This comes after a report was released from the University of California Berkeley claiming business improvement districts or “BIDs” privatize downtown areas and push out the homeless population.
“We want a city for everyone, not a place where you are privatizing public spaces through fences, laws and through policing,” said Terese Howard, Organizer of Denver Homeless Out Loud.