Friday, October 7, 2016

Bonin Earlier Emphasized His Opposition to Homeless Storage at the Westminster Center

Message from Councilman Bonin Earlier Opposing Converting the Westminster Center to a Homeless Storage Facility - 

Jan 22, 2014 — Thank you for your email!

The good news is that most of the stuff you were urging me oppose is not and never was under consideration. Please let me correct the false rumors:

I am not considering ANY plans to turn the Westminster Senior Center into a homeless shelter. (In fact, there is no such proposal.) There is no proposal to locate the shelter pick up and drop off site there, nor is there a proposal to turn the lot into a homeless service center.

However, some have suggested I relocate a storage facility for the homeless, currently at Venice Beach, to Westminster. As I told folks at tonight’s neighborhood council, I am saying NO to that proposal.
Homelessness, public safety, and quality of life are important neighborhood issues that need to be addressed in a thoughtful and comprehensive way. My staff and I are actively engaged on them, and we welcome your thoughts and participation. Feel free to email me directly at

Mike Bonin, Councilmember

Thanks to Sue Choi for bringing this to our attention.