At the July 16 City Council meeting, the council decided to appropriate $60,000 to help pay for a 2018-19 men’s cold weather at the Second and Western site. We voted against that motion. We feel like there is confusion about our reason for voting against; here is why.
We believe that the city should help pay for a men’s cold weather shelter. Further, the council should express its opinion about location. However, the final decision about location is the responsibility of the shelter operators, not the City Council.
We support the men's cold weather shelter, and we hope that all of Corvallis will support the 2018-19 shelter for the common well-being of our community. Equally important, we hope that local government and the community can work together to develop long-term plans for providing housing for all of Corvallis.
and Bill Glassmire
Corvallis (Aug. 6)
Hyatt Lytle is the Corvallis city councilor representing Ward 3. Bill Glassmire is the Corvallis city councilor representing Ward 7.