Some South Salt Lake leaders wary of Road Home's selection to manage men's homeless center

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  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 25, 2018 9:49 a.m.

    Putting the south salt lake shelter 500 feet from the jordan river trail and right next to 2 parks is going to be the biggest failure of this relocation.

  • J2 Riverton, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 3:41 p.m.

    South Salt Lake didn't want the center in the first place - it was essentially foisted upon them.

    Now the same people that managed the first center are going to manage this one? I can see why city leaders are upset!

    They are doing the right thing - representing the concerns of their citizens and asking the hard questions. What else are they supposed to do, just give in and let things happen how they will happen?

    It's too bad the communities selected to house these shelters didn't have more input in the selection process. Just more evidence of corruption in our ridiculous legislature.

  • goodnight-goodluck Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 1:52 p.m.

    Perhaps the City of South Salt Lake can manage it themselves...

  • Flipphone Sandy, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 9:33 a.m.

    This as with pioneer park will turn into a unmanageable mess.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 24, 2018 8:56 a.m.

    Sounds like the old TV show "Mission Impossible:"
    “Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to run a homeless shelter. As usual, should you fail, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck.”

    Anyone who claims to know the solution to the "homeless problem" is welcome to share their wisdom. However, the solutions will probably not come from politicians stuck with hosting the new "homeless" center in their community, or the other politicians who successfully pushed it out of theirs.

    Certainly past results achieved by the Road Home management have not been stellar, but they are at least willing to take on a virtually impossible task, with not a lot of competitors eager to take on the job. They may fail, but at least they are willing to try, and certainly have good intentions and lots of experience dealing with people with multiple issues.

    What we see here, is politicians trying to distance themselves from failure of an impossible mission, and setting someone else up as scapegoat.

    Good luck to the Road Home folks, they need it!