Here are images of the petition that was sent to the Mayor's office on April 12, 2011 from the Lake City Taskforce on Homelessness requesting the Old 39 be used as a shelter. There are 28 signatures, some of which are people representing organizations outside of our community. For example, Heroes for the Homeless is based out of Woodinville.
Members of the community submitted a petition requesting a shelter not be opened at the Old 39 to Nick Licata's office. It had ~400 signatures from Lake City residents and business owners.
Darryl Smith was asked to comment on this on 2/8/12 and his response was that they decided to do it anyway because "it was the right thing to do."
The One Night Count in January of 2011 counted 22 people in the Lake City area sleeping in cars and on the streets. This year, the count in the Lake City area was 14.