SARASOTA, FL--- Homeless consultant Dr. Robert Marbut presented his findings on the homeless problem to dozens of community members Monday. Marbut held three forums, to discuss his recommendations. And, Sarasota county, the cities of Venice, North Port, and Sarasota -- all agreed to extend his contract and move forward with implementing the 12 steps he says is needed to solve the homeless problem in the area.
Marbuts says their next step is to begin the background process of vetting the potential sites proposed for the shelters. That information will then be taken back to city and county officials for a final vote. But many in the community have concern about the locations of the proposed sites. Coming up on ABC 7 at 6 we talk what many say about the pros and cons of the plan.