Ontario city councilors shelve warming shelter plan

Officials planned to use Ontario's former fleet shop at 55 N.E. 2nd Ave., as a warming shelter for area homeless. However the city council chose to delay a decision on the issue because of zoning and funding questions. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

ONTARIO – Those seeking shelter from the cold will have to wait a little longer in Ontario as the Ontario City Council put off a decision last week on getting one opened in town.

During a council work session last Thursday, City Manager Adam Brown recommended the council to approve a proposal to temporarily open a warming shelter, which nonprofit Community in Action would oversee.

However, the council decided to postpone voting on Brown’s recommendation, citing concerns regarding funding and land-use zoning of the homeless shelter.

The decision comes at a . . .