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Fort Collins, church reach agreement on lockers for homeless

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 21:01:53-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — After two years of fighting, the Fort Collins Mennonite Fellowship might finally get to open their storage lockers to the homeless.

The church got the lockers in 2018 to give the homeless community a safe place to store their stuff. But residents appealed to the city council, and they wanted to enforce restrictions.

The ACLU stepped in to help sue the city, and they recently reached a mediated agreement.

“We had to compromise some of our intentions, and the city has had to compromise the things they wanted,” Pastor Steve Ramer said.

Those terms include security cameras and expands the use of the lockers during the day without the need for a church rep to be there.

The resolution still needs to be approved by the city council at their meeting in August.