EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Despite the ongoing and pending litigation and the action from Township and other officials regarding Tent City, Mayor Albert Akerman adds yet another – and compassionate twist to the story.
“People in Tent City are living in sub-human conditions, and we were shocked at what we found”, said Mayor Akerman in an exclusive video with TLS. So, “as compassionate people, we decided that we’re going to try and place as many people as we can as soon as possible. ”
The Mayor says he’s working diligently with private concerned citizens, the County and with local Pastors in order to try and find placement for the homeless.
“Our hearts go out to the people living in Tent City, and we hope we can find better placement for them”, the Mayor said, acknowledging that it may be a difficult task. “As human beings, we have to try.”
Next week, despite the refiling of a lawsuit and continued litigation, the Mayor plans on meeting with the aforementioned individuals in hopes of bringing a reasonable solution to the seemingly never-ending problem.
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