Homeless expert not on board with city's new initiative

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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 9:49 am

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Homeless consultant Dr. Robert Marbut is not on board with Sarasota's idea of a new advisory committee on homelessness.

Marbut has been working with the city and county to help remedy the area's homeless problem. According to the Herald-Tribune, Marbut says a new committee would likely be a waste of time and money.

City manager Tom Barwin is expected to present a list of potential organizations to be included in the committee Monday. It's part of a new initiative Barwin announced to help get homeless veterans off the street.

Marbut reportedly agrees with the idea of helping homeless vets, but says what's needed most is a come-as-you-are shelter.

ABC 7's Rebecca Vargas will have a full report on this story tonight on ABC 7 News at 5.

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1 comment:

  • williamthestud posted at 8:56 pm on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    williamthestud Posts: 22

    how can you be stranded when you have no place to go?

     

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