Sugar House Homeless Shelter Resistance Stiffens

Donald Trump isn’t only politician facing protests in coming months.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is drawing a few hearty souls to picket against the proposed Simpson Avenue homeless resource center in Sugar House.

Some of the Simpson Avenue shelter opposition is limiting their efforts to getting the shelter site moved somewhere else in Sugar House and others would like to see the shelter eliminated completely and the homeless divided between the three remaining resource centers.

But a hard-core few want the shelter gone AND Biskupski tossed out of office for having decided the shelters sites without input from the neighborhoods.

Listen to our podcast with a leader in the growing Sugar House residents resistance.

Glen Warchol
Glen Warchol
The late, great Glen Warchol passed away in 2018. His last billet was on the editorial staff here at Salt Lake magazine but his storied career included stops at The Salt Lake Tribune, The Desert News, The New Times and others. His stories haunt this website like ghosts in a machine and we're always happy to see them. RIP Papa Warchol.

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