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Tent City fate comes before Council on Thursday

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Lubbock City Council discusses the fate of "tent city," an encampment for Lubbock's homeless population.  The City's Planning & Zoning Commission ruled against zoning changes needed to keep tent city at its current location, 13th and Avenue A. 

Council has three options: 1) Uphold the zoning decision, 2) overturn the decision if there are six or more votes, or 3) put off a decision until after the winter months.  Councilman Paul R. Beane favors a delay so that organizations such as  Link Ministries can find a permanent solution.

Representatives of Link Ministries, and the Salvation Army plan to speak, as does former City Councilman Frank Morrison.  In addition to public comments Thursday at 7:30 AM, there will also be a public hearing at 9:30 AM.  Currently the area is zoned for commercial and manufacturing.  Link Ministries is appealing to have it re-zones for specific use as a homeless shelter. 

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