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San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Proposes Temporary Housing Plan For Homeless

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Homeless people stand in front of their make-shift shelters on 17th Street in San Diego's East Village, June 28, 2016.

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Proposes Temporary Housing Plan For Homeless

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Chris Ward, District 3 councilman, San Diego

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San Diego Councilman Chris Ward presented his ideas for temporary housing for the homeless to the council's new Select Committee on Homelessness Monday.

The committee agreed to take his proposals under consideration and come back with a specific plan in September.

Ward's proposal includes using Golden Hall and the Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field as temporary housing sites for those who are waiting for placement in permanent housing.

It also includes expanding outreach programs, safe parking zones and storage facilities. Ward would also like the committee to consider establishing Care Zones, which are areas where homeless individuals are allowed to pitch tents, while also having access to facilities and services.

Ward joined KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday to talk about his proposals.

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