WATCH: San Angelo City Council Urged to Start Homeless Shelter Task Force

SAN ANGELO – During the public comment section of the Tuesday City Council Meeting, executive director of the Concho Valley Community Action Agency Mike Burnett asked the council to start a task force to try to open a local homeless shelter.

Back in 2019 the Salvation Army shut down the local shelter due to lack of funds. There were also a number of other reasons the shelter closed including damages suffered by rain from a leaking roof.

Currently there are no active homeless shelters in town. There are programs such as the "Out of the Cold" program which pays for hotel rooms for homeless individuals during freezing nights.

Watch the video above to listen to Burnett's plea to the council.

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How about any extra cash that the city might have on hand for this frivolous adventure, they instead devote it toward fixing the streets in this town. If Burnet is so interested in the bums in this town, he can fix them pallets on the floor of his home and cook them breakfast the next morning. If the city wants to totally throw away money, then fix something for the bums and count the hours until they destroy it. If you want proof of this,.go to the restrooms at Kirby park where you will find feces in the rooms on the walls, floors and fixtures. Most of the time, the rooms are flooded from them bathing in the sinks too. They contribute nothing to this city. Your tax payers are who pays all city employee wages and benefits and they are also the ones who have to traverse daily on streets not even worthy for cattle to walk on.

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