Yesterday's joint session of the city and county commissions ended in a stalemate, with officials agreeing to disagree on possible shelter sites. In the end, the group decided to keep looking for a better spot and meet again in late August.

You voted:

(1) comment


I'm all for giving a hand up, but hand outs, kindness, and generosity, seem to have put our community into this predicament. I've often wondered how many of the so called "homeless ever had a mortgage, or a job with responsibilities. You shouldn't be classified as "homeless" if you never had a home to begin with. Normally, people who've had the misfortune of loosing their home are too busy looking for work to be holding a sign or sleeping off a buzz on a bench. COME ON SRQ, WAKE UP! Lets find out where the ACLU reps live and have the "homeless" construct (since they have a lot of spare time) a shelter near their home. We need to enforce a new ordinance called, Get Clean, Get A Job, or get Out.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.