I wish this story was about OrlandoTo grow physically and spiritually, the city must embrace the needs of its most vulnerable residents – particularly the homeless – and not leave them behind while those stronger thrive, the mayor said.
A new downtown homeless assistance center will open this spring, and that should significantly improve homeless residents' lives.
The mayor called on area businesses to support -- through word and checkbook -- efforts combating homelessness and its root causes. "The private sector must step up," he said. "Government can't do everything and shouldn't do everything. It should set a foundation; it should set priorities."
I wish this story was about Orlando. Maybe someday there will be a story like this about Orlando. But today's applause goes to Dallas.
Read the Dallas Morning News article here. For more info about homelessness in Dallas, and what's being done there, check out Larry James' Urban Daily.