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Letter to the Editor:

Only one location suitable for homeless shelter 

The City will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. regarding where to place a homeless shelter.

In my opinion, our area, known as West Newport, is already inundated and two of the suggested locations, 6302 Coast Highway and the 825 16th St., are too close to residential neighborhoods, businesses and schools. This area already has the highest crime rate in Newport Beach.

Having a homeless shelter one block away from the beach could in fact create more transient activity and should be a non-negotiable. 

The 4200 Campus seems to be a reasonable area for a shelter as it appears to be in an industrial park and would be non-intrusive to the surrounding community.

Peggy V. Palmer

Newport Beach