Failure of civic leadership

By From page A5 | December 09, 2013


Thank you for paying tribute to Hangtown Haven, a noble, humane, campassionate and successful community for houseless people in Placerville. Effectively providing a safe, controlled, temporary home for people to rebuild their lives and secure jobs and permanent housing, the success of Hangtown Haven was finally overwhelmed by a stunning failure of civic leadership. Neither the El Dcrado County Board of Supervisors nor the Placervllle City Council could identify a location in their entire geography to support a successful community for homeless adults.

How can we complain about the issue of homelessness when we shut the door on a program that works? How can we claim to care about people when we tear up a viable community? Art Edwards deserves many thanks for leading and believing as do the people of Hangtown Haven for creating a home.

Pollock Pines

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