Cobb County teases the idea of a ‘homeless camp’ in budget proposal

“Michael Murphy, an assistant to Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce, told the Marietta Daily Journal on Monday that his boss had squeezed plans to fund a homeless camp into a draft of the next fiscal year’s budget [. . .] The idea for the encampment, Murphy said, came after he, Commissioner Lisa Cupid, and County Manager Rob Hosack visited a homeless camp in Pinellas County, Florida, near Tampa [. . .] Murphy said what Cobb is aiming for would be less of a tent city—largely due to “the Atlanta heat”—but would still offer food, temporary housing, and medical help. Visitors, he added, would likely be able to stay there for around 90 days while they try to get back on their feet.”

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