Homeless population is focus of North Bend safety meeting, Thursday

North Bend residents are invited to discuss the city’s homeless and transient population this month, in the city’s series of community safety meetings. This month’s meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend,

An emergency winter shelter opened Nov. 15, a week before the community meeting. North Bend Police Chief Mark Toner, who will facilitate the community meeting, wants to hear from citizens about about any issues and concerns that the public may have on this topic. Discussion will also focus on causes of homelessness, prevention, options on how to address it in our community, safety for both the homeless and residents, issues that deal with homelessness, and steps that everyone can take to help these situations.

The meeting is free, and no reservations are required.


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