Tacoma solid-waste worker, Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by people experiencing homelessness in a large camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. The City Council voted this week to extend its declaration of a homelessness emergency through the end of the year. Dean J. Koepfler dean.koepfler@thenewstribune.com
Tacoma solid-waste worker, Lyle Hovenstein, right, installed three large trash bins for use by people experiencing homelessness in a large camp near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. The City Council voted this week to extend its declaration of a homelessness emergency through the end of the year. Dean J. Koepfler dean.koepfler@thenewstribune.com

City Council extends public camping ban as homelessness crisis persists

October 04, 2017 05:14 PM

UPDATED October 05, 2017 01:15 PM