Boulderites Clash Over Talks About Creating Day Shelter
By Alexis Kenyon
September 15, 2022
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Boulderites Clash Over Talks About Creating Day Shelter
Alexis Kenyon

A proposal to open a daytime shelter for unhoused individuals in Boulder has provoked debate in recent weeks. At a meeting last month to get community input about where a potential daytime shelter could be and what services it could offer, moderators struggled to keep people in line

Moderator

` Shari?

Shari

Can you hear me? We can hear you. Okay, great. So, talking about the building, I tell you what, one of my big, biggest concerns is how are you gonna prevent or will you prevent drug use inside the building and who's gonna pay for that? Other ,other day shelters, like the the San Francisco Linkage Center is a low- barrier resource center, which sounds a lot like this Boulder day shelter outline, but it's become a fenced-off, city- sanctioned drug market. So, I think the money would be better spent on in-patient psychiatric treatment.

Moderator

Thanks, Shari.

Shari

Don't know why that's so funny.

Moderator

Just a reminder, the set of questions is around the facility and what kind of affinities it would have in the community.

Shari

Okay. So this is a done deal or is there gonna be a public hearing on this?

Moderator

We're doing community outreach right now and then, so this is just a discussion around the services and the type of facility.

Shari

Right. Thank you.

danica

Thank you.