The Lincoln City City Council went round and round Monday evening trying to make it right and legal for a number of churches to open their doors to Lincoln City’s homeless population that have no other place to go to shelter themselves from the cold windy rain, sleet or snow.
The council agreed on a set of principles that when the weather gets bad, Lincoln City’s homeless get relief from the cold and rain by coming inside the churches who open their doors to them. The council worked out the minimum facilities and accommodations, including minimum square footage of space for each person seeking shelter. The council had some more tweeking to do on the ordinances to cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s. It should all be worked out within a week or two.