Councilman Tim Navarre

The treatment of the homeless by the City of Kenai again got an airing at the July 3 city council meeting. Parks will now close overnight in an effort to control their movements. 
    At the Kenai City Council meeting, City Manager Paul Ostrander walked back his stance from the council's prior meeting that the homeless were the problem and tried to refocus the issue on overnight park safety.

The city of Kenai administration has started cracking down on the city’s homeless and transient population, though at least one city official is concerned enough about the actions that he has urged caution.

"You know, in my mind, some of their rights are violated." - Vice Mayor Tim Navarre

City Manager Paul Ostrander reported to the council that he and the police chief removed tons of stolen items left by homeless people in various wooded areas of the city.