Government & Politics
“Over the last four years we have more than doubled our shelter capacity,” Rick DeAngelis, the co-executive director of the Good Samaritan Haven, said. “We estimate that right now, here in Washington County, there are 40 to 50 individuals and families who are living in their car or outside.”
The hike is expected to be driven largely by a likely unprecedented 12% increase in education spending.
As topics involving policing, substance use and mental health occupy the mayoral race in the city, one point of contention remains a City Council police staffing vote that took place over three years ago.
The lawsuit was more narrowly tailored than a previous unsuccessful one, this time challenging noncitizen voting on school board and school budget elections.