TO: Friends of the Unsheltered
FROM: Rick Bowers
SUBJECT: Astoria Planning Commission work session on temporary emergency shelters
Background. About a year ago the APC began this work but it was put on hold by higher priority items. Prior discussions indicated to me the perspective of our homeless residents would be overshadowed by the “concerns of the neighborhood.” I’m looking for win-win solutions where everyone’s needs can be met. Several new members are on the current commission so it’s unclear to me what impact they will have. Last July I wrote a letter to the Astoria City Council on this issue. You can see my letter here: https://tinyurl.com/astoria-cp.