New homeless shelters in Fullerton could be opening soon after the City Council voted to declare a shelter crisis in the city to ease building laws that would hamper shelter construction.
“I think we need to move forward with this. I’m done waiting. I’ve watched this Council for the past eight years do nothing and we are now on this Council and we’ll do something,” Councilman Ahmad Zahra said.
The Council voted 3-1 to declare the crisis July 2 in the packed meeting chambers, with Councilman Bruce Whitaker dissenting and Councilwoman Jennifer Fitzgerald absent. Read more.