By Robert Haugh
Last night’s Santa Clara City Council meeting was dominated by a Project Homekey proposal that took multiple hours of discussion.
A long list of speakers called in, most of them from the neighborhood near White Oak Lane and Lawrence Expressway. That’s where the project to support 60 unhoused families was located.
The City Council unanimously rejected the proposal, 6-0, citing costs and location challenges near Lawrence Expressway.
But they asked staff to work with Life Moves and the community to identify better sites in Santa Clara. Life Moves is an organization dedicated to helping homeless individuals, families and veterans.
Vice Mayor Raj Chahal was absent from last night’s meeting.
Because of the late hour most major items were deferred to next week’s meeting.