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The City Council decided on two sites for this year’s winter homeless shelter. The primary site, at 15th Street and Island Avenue, was the site of last year’s winter shelter. Council had previously been told the site, which the city spent $140,000 to prepare for the shelter last year, would be unavailable this year.
The site’s owner, OliverMcMillan, said the site had received federal stimulus funds that had to be expended on the property.
If that site remains unavailable, the shelter will be placed in an empty warehouse at the corner of 13th Street and F Street. City Council voted 6 to 2 on the sites, with Council President Ben Hueso and Councilman Kevin Faulconer voting no.
More to come.