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New city ordinance aims to protect Blucher Park ecosystem

Posted at 12:52 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 23:52:38-04

Assistant Chief with the Corpus Christi Police Department, Mark Schauer has written a city ordinance he hopes City Council will pass to preserve the ecosystem at Blucher Park.


Schaur says there’s constantly trash, people laying around and even human feces. “The way it’s being used now, it’s destroying some of the undergrowth the birds like and scaring away people from looking at the birds.”

This is not an ordinance against the homeless community specifically but it allows CCPD to ask anyone to leave based on their behavior and items they bring to the park like blankets and chairs.

Currently, Blucher Park is a city park which means the only way police can tell people to leave is if they’re caught drinking, doing drugs or camping at night.

This ordinance would apply only to Blucher Park. It now has to be put on the City Council agenda and go up for a vote.