Clackamas Co. reverses plan to buy Quality Inn

Published: Mar. 22, 2023 at 4:44 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - In a vote that astonished the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, Tootie Smith changed her vote on project turnkey to a “no” on Wednesday. This resulted in the board’s cancellation of a previous plan to buy the Quality Inn and turn it into transitional housing.

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Sandy’s mayor, who sits on the board, applauded the decision saying while we understand the need for homeless services in the community the location was not right for such a facility.

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Commissioner Smith added while project turnkey would have addressed many of these issues causing homelessness it was a premature plan.

Now the public will have time to collaborate with commissioners to look for other ways to address homelessness in the area.