West Valley City Rejects County's "Fake Process" For Choosing Homeless Sites

City Manager Wayne Pyle: "We have no intention of being railroaded"

West Valley City - WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 Utah News) - West Valley City officials are rejecting what they call Salt Lake County's "fake process" for selecting potential sites for a new homeless resource center.

Three of the five possible sites for the third homeless resource center are in West Valley City. City Manager Wayne Pyle claims West Valley residents fear an increase in drug and criminal activity.  He says the city has an obligation to its citizens to fight a proposed 200 to 300 bed homeless resource center.

"We utterly reject the possibility, even the recognition that we have to accept that process," Pyle said Monday. "We weren't given any input of these sites. We weren't consulted about these sites. We weren't consulted about the process for deciding on these sites."

A spokeswoman for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams told ABC4 Utah News that he hasn't had time to look at West Valley City's statements so it's too soon for him to comment.
Also Monday five state legislators that represent West Valley voiced their opposition in a letter to the Site Selection Committee.

The deadline for selecting a site is March 30th. 


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