Philly officials begin negotiations to end Parkway encampment

Jennifer Bennetch, one of the organizers of the Parkway encampment, speaking to reporters.
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By KYW Newsradio 1060

“We’re developing a plan now on the early action items we can accomplish while having dialogue with them on the longer-term resolution,” Kenney said. 

In the meantime, he said, the city continues efforts to get homeless residents of the camp into shelter.

“We’ve placed about 40 people so far in a safer environment than, you know, being in a tent in the heat on the Parkway. Anyone who wants our help, we’re there to help,” Kenney added. 

The mayor said he recognizes the inconvenience to residents of Fairmount as the encampment on a youth athletic field has grown and said the city is trying to contain it.