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.
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
Perhaps the City of South Salt Lake can manage it themselves...
This as with pioneer park will turn into a unmanageable mess.
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!