still no room at the inn. not even th e barn just north of the well st bridge- city owned. MAYOR HENRY- OPEN THIS BARN.
all our efforts are wasted effort if these folks arent indoors, somewhere. with all the vacant empty buildings all over downtown fort wayne within a half mile radius
( GE, old Box printing building at corner of harrison, and superior, the old paint store, the vacant shrine ticket office on main street, the vacant stock brokers office across from the firestation #1- wayne pump on glasgow; all the downtown churches- especially the CATHOLIC FTWSB DIOCESE OFFICES; AND CHURCHES-)-
especially- the old horse barn; K-9 barn next to the police firefighters memorial- which is city owned, and all it would require is a decree by Mayor Henry( whos family allegedly champions the poor, etc)- to open this barn..- because even an indoor covered barn is better than under a bridge.
City Code- provides for broad emergency powers by the Mayor to act- when theres a public safety emergency- so- does the danger to the public safetyof IE.. the local homeless downtown-freezing to death in frigid weather- merit calling emergency powers to force open these various open vacant empty buildings (privately owned, granted- who may be cheapskates; chislers, etc- who wont do it willingly)- to give the homeless a place to rest indoors?
Chairman Shine was elected chairman on a platform of "commmunitarian endeavor. does this count? we the people- collectively over-rule the needs of the few( the greed of the few)-
again- BISHOP RHOADES- what would POPE FRANCIS SAY TO DO?- OPEN THE CHURCH PEWS FOR THE POOR TO SLEEP INDOORS OVERNIGHT? how little would that cost? -surely less than the 2 million bucks he just burned pursuing his foolish agenda of so called "religious freedom" in opposition to his natural allies- democrats and liberals in our nations capital.. I have noticed the Catholic churches have been assiduously speaking of matthew 25- everything but sheltering the homeless- the out of doors. welcoming strangers- just isnt the same mandate.. - but if the CHURCH and our govt-we the people collectively- cant clothe the frigid; feed the miserable cold and wet; and sehlter the out-of doors- from the elements- even nominally- im not talking Holiday INN- but the allen count Jail- is surely minimal standards. ditto for the homeless shelter.
AND- lastly- again- the WAYNE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE- has broad powers and a large budget to do the same. Mr Stevenson?
OK- enough flogging this horse again today.
a broken record sometimes gets annoying enough you have to arise to do something to change the tunes..
AFFLICT THE COMFORTABLE; AND COMFORT THE AFFLICTED..
by the way- mentions have been made of fokks whotype badly, use imperfect; "conversational" grammar; and mis-spell words. Im guilty of that also- im not a GRAMMAR NAZI. stop nit picking technicalities, and try to understand wht the person is saying in their own unique style..
we cant all be english majors.. did YOU ( whomever)- get an A in "english W131" from IPFW?