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City Council Votes on Homelessness

City Council Votes on Homelessness

Downtown Comebacks | The San Diego Union Tribune

In the past month, the City Council has passed resolutions and other measures to address homelessness and homelessness-related needs.

In April, Mayor Kevin Faulconer told the council he would address homelessness in his first term, and he hasn’t backed away from that promise. The City Council adopted legislation in February to prevent and eliminate homelessness. In December, the council voted to create a homeless task force to find ways to end homelessness.

In the last week, the council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to encourage development in the city’s core. The city is also considering legislation that would give owners of vacant land near transit stations 15 years of tax breaks for major projects, instead of five years.

For a complete list of the current and previous actions taken on homelessness – including some of the most recent and most controversial – visit our homeless blog.

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