Homeless Shelter Town Hall

A town hall meeting will discuss the proposed homeless shelter on Monday night.

The proposed homeless shelter close to Cal State Fullerton will be the subject of a town hall meeting Monday night at 6:30 p.m. the Fullerton Main Public Library.

Many residents have been concerned about the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous decision in January to purchase a shopping center for $3.15 million dollars for a year-round emergency shelter and center for homeless families countywide. This is part of the county’s plan to end homelessness in the county.

The proposed shelter, located on 301 S. State College Boulevard, is in close proximity to residential areas and an elementary school. Residents in the area used Supervisor Shawn Nelson’s visit to the Fullerton City Council last month to denounce the plans, saying that a shelter close to homes and the school could create safety issues.

During last month’s “Talks Around Town” event, Mayor Bruce Whitaker denounced the Board of Supervisors’ purchase of the former Linden’s Furniture site for the shelter. The Daily Titan noted he had issues with its location next to an elementary school and residential areas as well as how the County handled the purchase.

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