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Boulder leaders mull homelessness spending proposal

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 18:57:34-04

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder city officials are reviewing a new homelessness spending plan for inclusion in next year's budget.

The Daily Camera reports that the Boulder City Council spent about an hour reviewing the $2.9 million proposal during a study session Tuesday.

The plan calls for spending $1.9 million on a new service center, a proposal that will be fleshed out by Boulder's homelessness working group this fall.

The additional $1 million would go toward a number of programs, including a mobile non-emergency health care unit; three new staffers dedicated to homelessness; a second annual survey of the homeless; and Boulder's Emergency Family Assistance Association.

Some leaders, however, took issue with the proposal. Councilman Bob Yates called the spending plan "upside down" and said the city should focus on funding existing programs.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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