City and county end joint pursuit of homeless shelter

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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:14 am

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A partnership between the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County to create a homeless shelter for those in need is officially over.

This week, the city commission decided to end the joint pursuit of a shelter.

Now Sarasota County is trying to decide its next move. At a meeting Tuesday, homelessness expert, Dr. Robert Marbut, suggested the county move forward without the city's involvment.

County commissioners, who have supported Marbut’s recommendations for a "come as you are" shelter, want to discuss the idea further before making any decisions.

In the meantime, the county is continuing to search for shelter sites.

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1 comment:

  • irishtemper1951 posted at 9:44 am on Sat, Aug 30, 2014.

    irishtemper1951 Posts: 4

    I am devastated how Sarasota County handles the homeless population!! I can't believe that the officials and commissioners are NOT DOING ANYTHING TO HELP THE HOMELESS! Why all this Hate? From the "people" who have stores in the city! Do you offer to "HELP" them? NO! You are so EGOTISTICAL!! You have no heart or compassion!!

    They are "CITIZENS" of the USA!! This country gives the "Illegals" everything,but turns their back on their own!!

    They are so hateful because they took "GOD" out of the equation! He should be #1 and these "people" who don't show compassion will get theirs!

    God forbid you don't become homeless, which is a possibility! NEVER SAY NEVER!

    Will you post this or ignore it because I wrote the name of "GOD"!

     

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