SAN DIEGO—The debate on where to house San Diego's homeless this winter is not over.
The City Council decided to revisit the topic next week.
There are two locations being considered to for the 220-bed shelter. One site is located at F and 13th streets in the East Village. It's slated for a future park but businesses and residents are reluctant to have a shelter nearby.
"I don't want to work where people are constantly urinating on the street everyday," said Michael Ball, a downtown resident.
The other proposed locations is at Tailgate Park, a parking lot, next to Petco Park. Officials say this is where the winter shelter was set up several years ago. Bob McElroy, president and CEO of Alpha Project, a group that works with the homeless, is pushing for the Tailgate Park location, but he is worried the decision is taking too long.
"It's frustrating," said McElroy. "It takes a long time to set up the shelter. The clock is ticking down. We need to get the people in before Thanksgiving. I believe Tailgate Park is the best location. It's convenient and close to everything."
Last year it took city leaders a month to make a decision on the winter shelter. Once the shelter is up and running, officials say it will stay until early April.