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File #: O-431-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 11/11/2021 Final action: 11/11/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 131.02 AND 131.03 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO THE RELOCATION OF PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS FROM CAMPS. (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION)
Sponsors: Nicole George (D-21), Jecorey Arthur (D-4)
Attachments: 1. O-431-21 V.2 CABS 102021 AMEND SECTS.131.02 AND 131.03 LMCO - RELOCATION OF PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS FROM CAMPS.pdf, 2. O-431-21 PROPOSED CABS 090121 HOMELESS RISK ASSESSMENT.pdf, 3. O-431-21 V.1 082621 AMEND SECTS.131.02 AND 131.03 LMCO - RELOCATION OF PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS FROM CAMPS.pdf, 4. ORD 171 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. __________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 131.02 AND 131.03 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO THE RELOCATION OF PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS FROM CAMPS. (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION)
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS GEORGE AND ARTHUR

WHEREAS, Louisville Metro Council wishes to prioritize service provision and drive decision-making around escalated action based upon risk to those individuals residing in camps and the camp's relationship to its neighbors.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("THE COUNCIL") AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: LMCO ? 131.02 is hereby amended as follows:
(A) Except as provided in subsection (B) of this section, no department or employee of Louisville Metro Government may displace relocate a homeless person who is homeless from a camp as defined in ? 131.01 until Louisville Metro, through the Department of Public Works and Assets Office of Resilience and Community Services in collaboration with the Department of Public Health and Wellness, the Coalition for the Homeless or a like organization, Louisville Metro Police Department, and the Department of Public Works, or any successor agencies, has assessed the individual(s) in the camp and the camp's relationship to its neighbors using a consistent methodology to determine the risk to public health or safety and the intensity of service provision that will be offered and given appropriate notice, but no less than at least 21 days' notice, to the homeless persons living in the camp and to the Coalition for the Homeless or a like organization; provided, however, that if Louisville Metro, through the Department of Public Health and Wellness, makes a written determination that an emergency exists, it may give whatever notice is reasonable under the circumstances. A preliminary risk assessment shall be conducted within 10 business days of ...

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