Ontario officials to review plan to help homeless

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

ONTARIO – An idea to help the homeless in Ontario through a large grant is gaining momentum but at one elected official believes the city is bending its own rules to help the concept along.

The proposal, offered by Councilor Marty Justus, would alot $18,000 to the homeless kitchen at the Origins Faith Community Church at 312 N.W. 2nd St.

Ontario City Manager Adam Brown is working on a resolution for the council to review next week.

A resolution regarding grants and donations is already on the city books and Councilor Norm Crume said elected leaders need to follow it when deciding the issue.

“That way the whole budget process is used to its extent and in the way, it is designed to be used,” said Crume.

Current city law requires a 12-step process including oversight from the budget committee to grant city . . .