ALBUQERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque’s “Tent City” residents await final notice of eviction.
Albuquerque city officials plan to give campers their final warning Monday but some are planning to stay put.
There were still about a dozen tents Sunday night. Those living there have written addresses on the curb in chalk, nicknaming the street “Tent City Trail.”
Mayor R.J. Berry’s office says city officials will serve final warnings Monday morning.
By Thursday, the city says anyone who’s still here will be given court papers for an eviction hearing in Metro Court. It’s unclear how long any court fight would take.
The city says it wants the homeless group gone because of safety and crime concerns and neighbor complaints.
They’ve gotten advocates to hand out hotel vouchers, bus passes and hygiene kits for the last couple weeks hoping to get people to go somewhere else.
While lots of people have left, some of the homeless still living at “Tent City” say they have nowhere else to go.
Albuquerque Police Department has also set up one of their mobile cameras at the tent city site.
Once it’s clear, the city wants to spruce up the pathway to better link the Railyards and Downtown.