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City Council approves Blucher Park ordinance

Posted at 12:12 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 16:11:43-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE: City Council unanimously approved the controversial Blucher Park ordinance.

Opponents claimed the ordinance discriminates against the homeless.

According to a text from a council member, the Blucher Park ordinance wouldn't be tabled.

This comes after protesters called off a planned camp out on city hall's steps, thinking the vote wouldn't happen.

If this vote passes, several items including pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, shopping carts, and cardboard will be banned from Blucher Park.

Visitors also won't be able to eat in the park as well as smoke or vape.

Blucher Park is an intentionally known bird sanctuary that attracts thousands of visitors a year.

But supporters say the park currently is being trashed by homeless people living there.

Besides their concerns for the homeless, opponents also worry this ordinance sets a precedent for the city to follow at other parks.