Homeless shelter proposal breaks unwritten City Council rule

Bureau of Environmental Services property manager Eli Callison helps prepare the bureau-owned warehouse that sits at Terminal 1 for sale.

The homeless crisis has caused an unwritten rule of the City Council to be broken.

Council members usually do not interfere with the operation of bureaus overseen by other members. But Commissioner Dan Saltzman has proposed opening a homeless shelter in a vacant 68,000-square-foot warehouse owned by the Bureau of Environmental Service (BES) over the objections of its commissioner, Nick Fish.