2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2009 00:35:51 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Schroeder Hall, Long Beach (CA) mental
Council Sticks With Schroeder Hall Plan

By Harry Saltzgaver
Long Beach Gazetts (CA)
May 6, 2009

After listening to more than an hour of pro and con, the City Council took the pragmatic route Tuesday night regarding an application to take over the Army Reserve site on Willow Street and add a mental health facility for homeless people nearby.

Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, whose district includes the Schroeder Hall Army Reserve center, requested the debate. She has been the primary target of nearby residents and a neighborhood activist group opposed to the addition of a Mental Health America (MHA) site next to the city’s Health Department headquarters.

Tuesday, supporters of rights for the homeless and mental health advocates packed the council chambers, overflowing into the lobby. Several residents and representatives of Neighborhoods First also testified


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