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New city manager plans for city to take active role in homeless issue

Homelessness
Posted at 1:26 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 14:42:35-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — One of the big takeaways from the city manager's budget presentation yesterday was his plan to create a new department designed to address homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in Corpus Christi.

Under City Manager Peter Zanoni’s plan, the city is taking leadership of the homeless issue.

In the past, the city relied on the more than 30 local agencies which help the homeless here.

Now, the city wants to appoint someone who would serve as a point person responsible for coordinating efforts with those agencies.

We’ve already spoken with Zanoni and Mayor Joe McComb.

You’ll hear from them coming up this evening on KRIS 6 News.

The city plans to fund this new department by eliminating three positions in the Office of Human Relations.

Those employees will be moved to other departments within the city.