I read a citizen’s Oct. 16 letter to the editor regarding the proposed Portland homeless shelter.

I disagree that one larger shelter would be less confusing and better serve the homeless.  The taxpayers will be paying the bill. New construction is extremely expensive. Transportation will be a nightmare. The shelter bus leaves downtown and gets a call and another and another. If someone downtown needs a meal, they have to take the bus to Riverside?

Support Option A on the Nov. 2 ballot. Having several larger buildings will better serve the homeless. Homeless folks could walk to a shelter and each location would have their own staff and transportation. Are there buildings in the city that can be renovated? Are there areas where they can build?

Patricia Kelly

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