Three homeless defendants will take their camping tickets to trial in Denver this week

Assistant City Attorney David Broadwell said the city believes its ordinance is constitutional and is prepared to make that case.

“The objective of the parties is to strike down the ordinance,” Broadwell said. “They are putting the ordinance on trial, and whenever we adopt any controversial ordinance, we know that might happen. That’s why we have courts, and we respect that process. We’re always prepared to defend our right to have such an ordinance.”