From Fox 11 in Green Bay, WI:
Homeless shelter could face city fines
GREEN BAY – One of Green Bay’s homeless shelters could soon be putting itself in trouble with the city.
City officials say St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter is allowing too many people to stay at its overnight shelter.
Deacon Tim Reilly with the Green Bay Catholic Diocese says he isn’t happy with how the city’s mayor is treating the shelter.
“Mayor Schmitt has lost his leadership credibility,” said Reilly.
Last week, the city sent St. John’s officials a letter saying they had five days to comply with its conditional use permit capacity of 64 overnight residents. According to the city, the shelter has been over its capacity every night in December, reaching as high as 86 people one night last week.
“When we grant a conditional use permit to someone, we expect them to hold up their end of the deal and they clearly aren’t,” said Jim Schmitt, Green Bay’s mayor.
Mayor Schmitt should personally go to the shelter to sort out who may sleep inside and who must remain outside: “You, yes… you, no… you, no… you, yes…”
How ’bout it, Your Honor?