Im sure John Ashbaugh, John Spatafore, Sandee Menge and Paul Wolff are nice people and that their hearts are in the right place.
However, despite their we-are-right-Dan-Carpenter-is-wrong op-ed piece, they are the ones headed in the wrong direction.
Carpenters proposal to upgrade the existing Maxine Lewis center and use the rest of the money for a direct-housing focus is the more reasonable, proven approach. Nationally, those states that are providing direct housing to the homeless are succeeding.
San Luis Obispo, on the other hand, wants to build a monument to its stupidity, a glossy citadel with high-priced overseers who will provide little in useful help. Oh, sure, itll look good and therell be a nice plaque out front, but it wont work.
Like the rest of this citys misguided approach to governance, this is top-down, management-heavy wrongheadedness that will not achieve the long-term goal of ending homelessness in our county.