Missoula to Address Homeless Camping
Officials with the city of Missoula say they're creating an incident command team to end illegal camping and create safe, indoor housing for the homeless. Mayor John Engen and three county commissioners announced the plan last week. Engen says the county's Office of Emergency Management will be looking for land where legal camps can be set up and for ways to house more people in motels or other indoor places. Engen acknowledged the city made a mistake a week ago when it ousted about 30 people from an island in the Clark Fork River without having another place set up for them to go.