I don't think I showed you this. So, I wanted you to be aware of it.
On June 10, 2021 I have received my first letter from the zoning department.
“Please immediately remove all tents and bring the property into compliance with the Zoning Code. Failure to comply with the Zoning Code will result in an Order to Comply and possibly Administrative Penalties.”
I responded to the letter on Facebook by saying:
Dear City of Akron, Ohio - Mayor's Office and I'm copying my attorneys who you described as the "recently transplanted, slick, out-of-town lawyers from the Institute for Justice"
Please let this serve as my official response to your letter demanding that I "remove all tents."
I will happily remove all tents when no more Akronites need tents. Until then, I will continue to offer emergency shelter to those who need it on my property owned by Houseless Movement.
I wanted to show you this because I fully expect the "Order to Comply" letter. My answer will be the same.
I wanted to tell you this because I want you to know that this is what you are supporting. The Houseless Movement is standing against a governmental machine that is cruel and heartless and has no concern if its citizens starve and freeze to death on its streets. I refuse to be complicit in this humanitarian hate crime.
Here is the full letter: