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Homeless facility discussion continues at special meeting


September 15, 2021

Benny Westcott

City councilors discuss a potential homeless facility project during a Thursday, Sept. 9, special meeting at Sweet Home City Hall.

The Sweet Home City Hall hosted a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 9, to discuss a proposed homeless facility on Linn County-owned property behind the Bi-Mart, next to Sweet Home Public Works.

Community Health Committee members, in collaboration with the Lebanon-based Family Assistance and Resource Center (FAC), have developed a plan modeled largely on a Walla Walla, Wash., homeless shelter representatives have now visited three times.

The local proposal calls for a fence around the center's perimeter and a check-in/check-out gate. No alcohol, drugs or weapons would be allowed in the facilit...

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