Mayor Bob Filner said Thursday he hopes to find funding to keep the city’s tent shelter for homeless military veterans open year-round, not the four months planned in his next year’s budget.
At an information session for the press, Filner invoked his common refrain about ending homelessness for veterans. So I asked him whether that means keeping the veterans tent open year-round next year. The mayor already plans to keep the city’s other tent shelter open year-round at a cost of $1.3 million next year.
The city’s independent budget analyst estimated adding the extra months to the veterans shelter would add about $600,000 to that tent’s budget next year.