City Council Cancels Victory Neighborhood From Tuesday Agenda

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topekans crowded Tuesday's City Council Meeting, awaiting a possible resolution on a proposal for veteran housing. Around 100 citizens attended Tuesday's council meeting to voice their opinions on a 78 unit veterans housing complex that if passed, would be built on Topeka's Southwest Side.

Many in attendance Tuesday applauded when Mayor Bunten struck it from the agenda. Many were against the project because they felt that Pridon, a North Carolina based group in support of veteran affairs, deceived the public and was not specific on its intent of Section 8 being included in the complex.

Topeka resident, Carol Padilla disagreed with the plan from the beginning, she said "Homeless veterans tend to be chronically and severely mentally ill, and those veterans need specialized housing and this wasn't going to provide it"

Even though they struck the plan from tonight's agenda and Dan Stanley claimed it would not return, it will be brought up again at next Tuesday's council meeting after supporters of the housing project spoke to the panel later in the evening, according the Topeka Capital-Journal.


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