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The City Council of San Diego proposed to have a vacant lot in the East Village District in Downtown San Diego as the spot for setting up a temporary winter homeless shelter. Downtown San Diego Condo and Loft homeowners, residents and business owners stood up and expressed opposition.

The proposal was rejected on September 15th, 2009 after a 5-2 vote. The San Diego City Council has encouraged San Diego City staff to give alternative places that might be more suitable and located outside Downtown San Diego by early next month.

The winter shelter was supposed to be located around Island Avenue, J Street and 15th Street. Please visit “East Village” to see a map of the area.

The East Village District has hosted the winter shelter the last two years and Councilman Kevin Faulconer, who represents Downtown said, “It’s unfair to keep burdening Downtown year after year with the shelter, especially when homelessness is a regional issue. There are other parts of the City that do need to help. This is a Citywide issue.”

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Please remove the photo immediately. I took it and you lifted it from www.sdcitybeat.com without permission.

Sept. 18, 2009

Public Policy decisions will always be "unfair". Councilman Faulconer needs to base his decisions on public policy rather than fairness. If fairness is the case, was it fair to build Petco Park with taxpayer revenue? How about looking at the long term future of San Diego and provide some political leadership when it comes down to social problems?

Oct. 1, 2009

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