Lakewood packs council meeting about migrants

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — Lakewood City Council on Monday night addressed resident concerns over the migrant situation in neighboring Denver.

A report from the city manager stated that Lakewood is not being solicited for housing for the new arrivals, instead urging citizens to volunteer or donate to help alleviate the crisis.

City officials had met with Denver officials last month, sparking rumors about Lakewood’s involvement with migrant aid.

Before the city council meeting on Monday, a group of individuals wearing butterfly attire gathered out front as a sign of support for the migrant community. There was also an opposing group, holding signs and voicing displeasure with the possibility of migrants being housed in the city.

At some point, Lakewood City Council will vote on whether to continue talks with Denver.

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