Mayor Paul Soglin, after waiting what some would argue was too long a period of time, has finally said conditions are so bad that enough is enough. Last week the mayor restricted the homeless to only sleeping outdoors at the city-county building. That makes sense so to reduce having problems spread throughout the downtown area. Soglin also called for an end to street feeding programs, and limiting the use downtown of park benches to an hour.
I applaud the actions of the mayor. It is not heartless to implement some common sense measures to make sure that while Dane County and Madison grapple with how to effectively combat homelessness that our city not suffer from the increasing numbers of those who come here to live on the streets.