Mark Green wrote:

In the Rio Grande District, Salt Lake City is facing a balancing act, one that helps both business and the homeless.

It’s a task that hasn’t been easy. In just the last year, the city has ramped up police patrols and established a special commission to come up with a plan.

Wednesday, a new voice entered the debate.

“We don’t want a bigger shelter somewhere else,” said Bill Tibbitts, associate director of the Crossroads Urban Center.

The center announced plans for a new proposal they believe could address all the issues in the neighborhood. It called for the city to shut down a portion of the Rio Grande Street, where the Road Home is located, in hopes of keeping out criminals who prey on those utilizing services.

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