Madison police officers will remove people and property from the entrance of the downtown City-County Building on Thursday.
The enforcement action at the close of the business day will implement a new policy aimed at keep the homeless from sleeping overnight on the building’s so-called “front porch.” The building is located one block off the Capitol Square.
Homeless advocate Brenda Konkel posted a message from the Madison Central Police District. It says officers will seek compliance, while building staff will collaborate with police to remove people and their property from the entrance on Martin Luther King Boulevard.
A joint city-county committee that administers the building approved the new policy on August 31, in response to ongoing issues at the building. Konkel said the action is waste of resources, and the people removed will just go elsewhere and create annoyances.