March 31, 2017
Deseret News: In our opinion: Finding new shelter locations only part of the process
Deseret News editorial - Efforts to locate a third homeless shelter in the Salt Lake Valley have received enormous attention in recent weeks, culminating in county Mayor Ben McAdams' expected announcement Friday. It has been an important exercise, but perhaps one that gave too much attention to physical location, which is only one part of the process of bringing homeless people back into mainstream society.
McAdams deserves credit for considering several sites despite a legislatively imposed deadline that gave him only about a month to do so. Public reaction, however, made it clear that even a longer process would not have resulted in any sort of public consensus.
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