Green Bay Committee to Discuss Downtown Homeless Shelter
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GREEN BAY, Wis.-- The Green Bay Protection and Welfare Committee plans to discuss the operations of the St. John Homeless Shelter, located in the city's downtown district at it's Monday night meeting.
The agenda item was added at the request of Mayor Jim Schmitt after concerns were raised about the behavior of some who use the shelter. St. John's shelter serves up to 60 people each night during the area's cold season.
"The shelter is operating above the allowable number of beds;" the Mayor said in a statement. "Additionally, there have been approximately 30 police calls attributed to the shelter since it's opening in November."
The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay says the shelter has complied 100% with guidelines and they do background checks on every person that stays in the shelter.
Monday's meeting is designed to gather information. No action is expected by the committee during the session.