The debate continues over the decision late Tuesday night by Paso Robles city council to approve plans to turn the Paso Robles Motel 6 into low income housing and a homeless shelter.
Mayor Steve Martin said homelessness is a challenging problem.
Councilman Steve Gregory said the city has to take advantage of the opportunity to utilize a $15 million state grant to turn the 122-unit Motel 6 into a facility to house low income people and the homeless.
The city council voted 5-0 to move forward with the project.
The issue will come back before the council in two weeks.