Friday, May 27, 2011

Marin County rejects grand jury homeless plan

Posted: 05/26/2011 08:01:49 AM PDT
Updated: 05/26/2011 08:01:56 AM PDT

NOVATO, Calif.—Marin County supervisors have rejected a grand jury's recommendation that they make the implementation of a permanent emergency shelter program for the homeless a top priority.

The Marin Independent Journal reports that county supervisors endorsed a staff report against the recommendation on Tuesday.

The civil grand jury in March said there are hundreds of homeless families and individuals in Marin County who need shelter and called for the emergency shelter program.

County officials say they are focusing on developing plans that prevent homelessness and quickly move families and individuals into housing, avoiding shelters altogether.

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