press release

Councilmember Alvarez’s Statement on Council Approval of Temporary Bridge Shelter Programs

November 14, 2017

SAN DIEGO (November 14, 2017) – The San Diego City Council today approved execution of agreements for operation and services at three Fiscal Year 2018 City of San Diego Temporary Bridge Shelter Programs. Councilmember Alvarez has issued the following statement:

“We are missing a chance to really solve this program,” stated Alvarez.  “I have been recommending using existing vacant City structures including the old downtown library or the former Chargers Training facility. Instead, we are taking millions of dollars in funds from permanent housing to temporarily house people in costly tents which average $1700 monthly per person.  I cannot in good conscience approve this program since less expensive options and real solutions exist that are being ignored.”

David Alvarez with District 80 residents


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