SANTA ANA (AP) — Orange County has dropped a controversial plan to spend $3.6 million to build a year-round shelter for the homeless.
City News Service says supervisors on Tuesday backed away from spending the money to buy a closed warehouse in Santa Ana.
Supervisors originally approved the warehouse idea in July after the Fullerton City Council rejected the idea of a shelter in that city.
Potential neighbors also opposed creating a shelter at the Santa Ana warehouse.
The Board of Supervisors rejected that site on Tuesday and will now concentrate on creating a homeless shelter at a closed downtown bus terminal. Supervisors voted to have the Santa Ana City Council zone the area for a shelter.