The 1000 people of Cottonwood Heights who berated Congressman Chaffetz as an
insensitive conservative will gladly have a homeless shelter in their community.
Having participated in a "public input" process for a city project, and
as a retired bureaucrat, my opinion is the process is rigged from the start. I
feel the same about the prison relocation fiasco-to-be.The facade of
"listening" is a fraud. Mayor McAdams smiles and looks sympathetic when
in meetings with citizens but I feel this is a charade, done many times by most
politicians to placate the voters.This relocation of homeless
people, along with purchasing property, building housing, leasing services and
hiring people means distribution of large sums of money - a resource for
currying political favors and debts for future use in elections.Is
there a problem? Yes. Yet the whole process has been behind closed doors.
Nothing is said about what "treatment" or what kind of care/services
will be provided once these "relocation centers" for the homeless have
been established (for decades) in these communities.There would be a
lot less crime and problems at the Road Home if criminals were arrested and
jailed. This is a crime in itself.
Your not going to put a homeless shelter in a nice upscale area you pick a dumpy
crime ridden area.... like West Valley. Makes sense to me.
The only places we will have consensus agreement for the homeless shelters from
the citizens of Salt Lake County is Elko Nevada, Stone Idaho, Farmington New
Mexico, and Craig Colorado. It is not uncommon for other cities to offer bus
tickets to Salt Lake City. We are well known for our graciousness with the
homeless. Personally, I don't recommend this solution. It seems only
appropriate to me that the communities that generate the homeless population
should also offer the shelters. I worked for many years with the homeless
population and most of them came from within our valley. Rose Park, South Salt
Lake, Magna, Granger, Midvale, and Sugar House all generate their fair share of
homeless. It only makes sense to put the services where the people have the
best access. Not only are they homeless, but they also have no vehicles or bus
fare. If every community in the Valley had their own shelter, the impact on
all would be minimized. I would recommend a venue right next to City Hall in
Regardless of party it was a poor process. Good for WVC for standing up to them.
Lord knows they already have enough crime and problems to not add more to their
plate. They should put it out towards the new airport and prison. Use shuttle
and bus service to get them back and forth to the city for services. Or,
coordinate some of the services onsight at the shelter. It could be a fenced
facility. Not to keep people in but undesirables out.
How about save a millions of dollars and keep the downtown Road Home site? The
businesses and people of the area already knew there was a homeless shelter. It
is close to transportation and resources. When the population gets too big, bus
them to the two other approved sites.
As a west Valley resident and tax payer. I dont want this in my city. It brings
crime and lots of garbage left all over. Do we need our children at risk no.
Plus drugs and many other things we dont need. I have seen many bad things
happen in slc. Beacuse of this. No not all homeless people are bad. But many of
A couple of the early comments were pretty hard on the democrats. They deserve
it. But don't stop there. Hughes ran interference for them recently and
he's no democrat.When you think about it, the GOP guys invented
the fake process with the prison site. They wanted more than anything to free up
Draper and chose a swamp for the new site.Does anybody see parallels
here?It's not dem or repub; it's Utah politicians I guess.
Maybe it's the snow or the sun or the altitude.Whatever the
cause, they mess with our money and they mess with our neighborhoods. There was a time when Utah leaders shied away from this social engineering
stuf. Sure, there were blue laws and Sunday closing and liquor-by-the-drink, but
you knew where that was coming from. But no mas. Now they want to be
California-Lite. But they have an R at the end of their name. I don't get
it. Props to the WVC Manager for his candor. He's 100% correct.
Why isn't the Homeless site in Sandy?
It's very interesting watching hard leftists dig their holes deeper and
deeper. Has anyone considered Olympus cove area as a site, or how about the
beautiful foot hill neighborhoods of Sandy and Draper. Herriman or beautiful
Bountiful, perhaps Jeremy Ranch or Indian Hills area in Provo. Could you see a
site working in Federal heights, or Deer Valley. A lovely Fruit Heights
neighborhood or Green Valley Golf Community in St. George, where the homeless
wouldn't be cold during the winter months. So why pick on West Valley or
any other city, Build it next to the New prison.
If you are West Valley City, just delay the building permit process perpetually.
Does anyone doubt it is a fake process both by Biskupski and McAdams? Decisions
made behind closed doors for reasons that are unacceptable by the general
public. Democrat contempt for the public is as pronounced as the Republican.