Who's Funding the Opportunity Center?
Original post made by Kate on Mar 9, 2007
on Mar 12, 2007 at 2:54 pm
Very litte of the funding comes from the city for any programs run by Urban Ministy/InnVision, the non-profit responsoble for running the NOT a shelter Oppertunity Center. A major portion of the funding is private monies.
on Mar 26, 2007 at 12:31 pm
I think the lack of input on this thread shows just how little we as a community actually know about the identity of the homeless shelter's financial backers. Who are they and do they live in Palo Alto?
on Mar 28, 2007 at 4:15 pm
If you look at the survey the city does annuually, over 60% of those polled say they have no idea about the services provides to low/no income residents of the city. I think that says a lot about how much people care about the problem. They seem to want it fixed, but don't even know if it is being addressed.
The information on who funded the Opportunity Center (mostly local, private money) and the selection of the site, the PUBLIC approval of the site, the publuic hearrings by the ARB, Planning and Traffic Commission, HRC and City Council was covered by the local media (Weekly, Daily, Merc) for the 5 plus years it took to ooze through the Palo Alto Process. They one who was suprised must have made a choice at some point to ignore years of information. If you read the posting threads, apparently unhoused/homeless people across the country know more about what goes on in Palo Alto than its residents. A sad comment on civic involvement.