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Due to inaction by the local government, the citizens of Austin, Texas actually did something to address their drug-addled bum problem. An initiative was passed by a large majority to ban camping in public places. Of course, it is still up to the highly competent and efficient public officials in the city to make the law work. So as not to unduly inconvenience the demented hobo community, the city is rolling out the enforcement in phases. Here’s how it’s going so far:
In Phase 1, nothing was done.