Story and photos by Miriam Raftery
File photo: cart at a homeless camp in Spring Valley
Updated with information on additional actions La Mesa has taken in the past week and will consider this week to help its homeless residents.
View background report provided to council members
September 17, 2020 (La Mesa) – The state and county want to convert a Holiday Inn in La Mesa to provide 139 units of transitional housing for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless due to COVID-19. Supervisors initially approved an application to the state for the “Homekey” project on Sept. 15 with no prior notification to the city of La Mesa, residents or businesses nearby.