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Homeless shelter runs afoul of city

first_imgWhen the Rio Hondo Temporary Home’s board of directors removed Councilman Owen Newcomer as a member for missing six meetings, the action kicked off a process that could eventually cost the homeless shelter $40,000. The move prompted city officials, including Councilman Bob Henderson, to looking into the board’s operation. Officials decided they did not like what they found. “A regular board is supposed to be nine members – minimum. But at present time they have five,” Henderson said. “I found board meetings to be run unprofessional and on sort of an ad hoc basis. They seem to be more like a club than a business.” As a result, Whittier City Council members voted this week to give the shelter just $10,000 in subsidies. The shelter had been set to receive $50,000 from the city this fiscal year. Reached by telephone Thursday, Laura Miller, the shelter’s executive director, declined to comment on the council’s action. Henderson said the next move is up to the shelter’s board, adding that the city might reconsider restoring full funding if changes are made. “We’re now asking them to bring the board up to compliance within the next three months,” he said. “We’ll then get a report back to see if they’re in compliance.” Henderson said he wanted to provide the program with at least some funding now, because the shelter appears to be doing a good job. “That’s the reason I didn’t suggest that we take our money and go home,” he said. Newcomer cited a number of reasons he missed board meetings, including a conflict with his job teaching at Whittier College, summer vacation and a trip to China. And there were some meetings he did not even know about, Newcomer said. He added that the shelter’s board never contacted him about the missed meetings before notifying him by mail that he had been removed. It is not the first time that shelter officials have come into conflict with the city. In 2000, shelter officials refused to allow a council member to serve on the board of directors, even though its funding comes from Whittier and other cities. Eventually, an agreement was reached to keep a Whittier city councilman on the board. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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