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'Sleep center' discussion continues

Duck Hollow neighborhood residents debate placement of proposed homeless facility


February 2, 2022

Benny Westcott

City staff, councilors, and Duck Hollow neighborhood residents attend a community meeting at City Hall on Jan. 26 to discuss the proposed homeless facility behind City Hall, at 3225 Main St.

After more than a year of discussion and, more recently, two back-to-back meetings held Jan. 25 and 26 (with another this week), the hot-button homeless "sleep center" conversation continues.

The Sweet Home City Council on Jan. 25 tabled a vote on a terms-of-service agreement with the Family Assistance and Resource Center (FAC), as well as a lease that would give the 3225 Main Street property behind City Hall to the Lebanon-based nonprofit for the facility.

The vote was moved to a special City Council meeting scheduled for 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, (after The New Era's press time). The ses...

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