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Powderhorn survey finds 282 campers, well below the Park Board's estimate.
The question comes as South Side residents begin to brainstorm what they hope will become a permanent memorial while considering the area's past and future.
Small encampments have shown up in about 35 park locations, including one in front of the superintendent's home at Lyndale Farmstead Park.
The Park Board's pledge was a response to growing camps in Powderhorn Park.
They want to know why more firefighters or other cities weren't called in to help.
Mark Ruff, the city coordinator, vowed to restore trust with the public.
The sudden evacuation marks the second time in recent weeks that large numbers of homeless people have been forced to leave a temporary site.
They may differ on what it means to dismantle or defund the police. But the idea has gained momentum across the country, with activists asking people to redefine public safety without armed, uniformed officers of the law.
The hotel is now a 24/7 operation housing more than 200 homeless residents.
It was the latest partner to pull out of relationships with the embattled department, joining the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, museums and a host of other venues.