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Local leaders focus on how to assist homeless in need


May 30, 2018

Longtime Planning Commission Chairman Henry Wolthuis is leading a new committee with the goal of helping the homeless off the streets and possibly into work.

That’s a long-term objective.

“I think there’s a lot of interest in this,” said Wolthuis, a retired local dentist. “We’ve put together a committee this week. The goal is to provide some kind of public restrooms to include showers, primarily for the homeless.”

Wolthuis met with the city’s ad hoc healthcare committee May 23 to discuss his ideas. He has met and discussed the committee and its goals with others in the com...

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