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St. Louis County exec says no to Rice homeless shelter land offer

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

CLAYTON, Mo.—St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has turned down the Rev. Larry Rice’s donation of land for a homeless shelter.

KMOX Radio reports that Rice, an advocate for the homeless in St. Louis, appeared at the St. Louis County Council meeting on Tuesday to reiterate an offer of two plots of land. But Dooley said it takes much more than land to build a homeless shelter.

Dooley said in August that the county would build a new emergency shelter, but the county has not yet published a plan. Meanwhile, the county says it is considering partnerships to expand existing services for the homeless.

 

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