***deleted old topic because I realized I put it in local politics --better suited here ***
A vacant building on East Washington Avenue now being eyed by Dane County for a day shelter for homeless people
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/gras ... z29fcqbuuv
This proposal is stirring up some controversy in my 'hood. There's been assurances from the county that if the shelter goes in rules will be put in place and enforced to guarantee the safety concerns of The Rainbow Project and the neighborhood in general.
I don't have the hard numbers for police calls and issues in front of me for when the warming shelter went in at the old Don Miller site last year -- but I do remember being concerned about our new neighbors and their actions, the littering, the confrontational panhandling, and of course the creative bathroom space. And that was just what I experienced personally.
On the upside, this shelter would have dedicated staff and Management which last years shelter did not. So maybe thats where the agument "for" should lie.