Continuing business from October’s meeting, councilmember Dale Reynolds requested that a special meeting be held in the interest of homelessness in the city. Having that meeting in the Multi-purpose Room with department heads from city agencies, two council members met on Wednesday to put their heads together to implement a way, to solve the ever growing problem.
“Homeless people, whether they have mental illnesses or drug addictions, or a combination of both, still need to be treated with respect and dignity,” Reynolds said. “We need to help these people, not sweep them under the rug, or put them on buses and ship them out of town. They are a part of our population whether we like it or not.”
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Believing it’s not fair for the other businesses in Blythe, Galvan said, “we’re opening a can of worms for other businesses who may want this same deal, and how are we going to tell them no? I don’t think this is beneficial to the city, and we’re here to do what’s right for the city, and allowing a business to rent a city entity for a $1 a month, to me, I don’t think is a good idea.” Taking to the podium to defend his business, RE/MAX Broker David Kehl orated to the board how he appreciated the city working with him and providing him the allotted space for $1. Suffering from building reconstruction without help, Kehl shared how he had to invest his personal money to remodel his building after construction fire, wherein his insurance has yet to help him financially. For over seven minutes, council members went back and forth about extending his license for a low amount and for the length of time he should be given this