San Diego City Council to vote on homeless center

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – On Tuesday, the San Diego City Council will vote on the mayor’s plan to get the homeless into permanent housing, a goal that’s been elusive for decades.

He wants the council to approve 7.9 million dollars for family health centers to operate the center in East Village, but the plan, a one-stop shop for homeless services, faces opposition in the council.

The opposition says we have enough homeless navigators- what we need is housing, and the mayor’s plan is short on that. This council may feel it now has the upper-hand at City Hall after the election gave the democrats a supermajority. They may want to send the republican mayor a message by defeating, or delaying a vote until that supermajority is seated next month.

There’s also some skepticism among East Village residents where high rise buildings will soon surround the intake center.

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