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Midtown neighborhood association aims to keep vagrants out of nearby parklet

Posted at 5:07 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 10:00:14-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A midtown neighborhood association is taking action to make sure vagrants in the area stay out of a nearby parklet.

After seeing at least one vagrant sleeping in the parklet the Palo Verde neighborhood association decided to install more signs informing people to stay out.

"We want to make sure that this is a safe area for our neighbors to be out and about and not have to deal with people who don't belong here," said neighborhood association president, Ronni Kotwica.

The parklet, which on is Edison Street between Rita Avenue and Sparkman Boulevard, currently has "No Trespassing" signs installed right in front of it.

Neighborhood association members hope to have more installed that clearly specify the park is closed between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

"Between 7 p.m and 7 a.m. The parklet is closed and if you are in the parklet at that time you are trespassing as per the Arizona state statutes," said Kotwica.