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April 27 Santee City Council Agenda Summary

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Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting. Santee Patch regularly reports on Council meetings, so check back on Wednesday night for the lowdown on the meeting.

The next begins Wed., April 27, 2011:

Invocation: Pastor Tami Ashland, New Heights Community Church

Proclamations:

  • National Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2011
  • "" Days, May 14-15, 2011
  • "3-G Girls Go Green Day" (Girls Scouts Earth Day event), May 6, 2011

Presentations:

  • for City softball game between and
  • Introduction of

Public Hearings:

  • Second and final reading of an related to fire sprinkler systems.
  • Public hearing and first reading of updated city ordinances pertaining to .

Council Item:

Last week, Santee sent a letter to , executive director of the (RTFH), questioning the recent homeless count which tallied , up from 15 the year before.

on Wednesday's Council Meeting agenda addressing the issue:

"Dating back to 1997, the City of Santee has expressed concerns over the number of homeless as reported by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless. The figures reported by the Task Force over the past few years have been in line with our estimates. However, in March 2011, the Task Force reported a 287% increase (from 15 to 58) in the number of homeless in Santee.

"While the does not formally count the number of homeless, the COPPS deputies and other personnel patrol our community daily and have consistently documented 12 to 15 homeless each year. Currently, the Santee Sheriff's Station can accurately identify 14 in Santee. They have never contacted or had reported to them any homeless children.

"I would like the number of homeless in Santee to be accurately documented, and ask the Regional Task Force on the Homeless to correct their figures."

(See Peter Callstrom's Letter to the Editor reply to Mayor Voepel's questioning.)

If you want to publicly comment on any topic, fill out a speaker slip at the beginning of the meeting.

For more detailed information see the full council agenda in the media box or download here.

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