City Ignores Community Board Rec on Carroll Gardens Homeless Shelter

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    The Department of Homeless Services said nothing about the intense opposition — from pols, residents and the local community board — to a proposed homeless shelter in Carroll Gardens in a recent letter to Mayor Bloomberg outlining its plans. We received an email about the letter and Community Board Six’s response to it from the board yesterday.

    “I find it nothing short of astounding that neither of those sections acknowledges or advises the Mayor and his staff of my November 26, 2012 letter to your predecessor Seth Diamond, which (i) communicated the fact that our Board had resolved by a vote of 31 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to oppose the use of 165 West 9th Street as a 170 bed shelter based on both defective process and lack of merit, and (ii) provided four (4) pages of detailed explanation of the reasons for that resolution,” wrote the chairman for the community board in a letter in response.

    Today at 11 am, the City will hold a public hearing on the proposed contract between the shelter operator and the City.

    You can also read about the issue in the Brooklyn Eagle and the Brooklyn Paper.

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