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Mayor Lucas On Homeless Crisis And "The Importance Of De-Escalation"

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Mayor Lucas was able to reach a handshake agreement with the homeless camped outside of City Hall to ensure up to 500 receive temporary housing .

Part of the solution means providing temporary housing for up to 500 homeless people.

The mayor also discusses the renaming of three streets for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., electric buses being added to the city's fleet, and paid internships for at-risk youth.

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