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Sarasota News Leader October 11, 2013 Page 43 vulnerable because we work," referencing the inability of many residents of District 1 to participate in community discussions on the plan. The overall theme was taken up by Commissioner Susan Chapman. "Why is this now a local issue? Public health, mental health, veterans affairs — these were not city issues before. They used to be national and state issues. Why should the city bear the burdens for the region's chronic homeless?" The item was the last on the evening's agenda. Shaw said at the beginning of his remarks, "I open this discussion to the entire community, especially north Sarasota. This has nothing to do with our community's passion for the homeless." % Robert Marbut is working as a consultant on homeless issues in the community. Photo by Roger Drouin AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE FOR EVERYONE Our Mission MENTION THIS AD TO RECEIVE $5 OFF THE NEW PATIENT FEE To provide our community with high quality and affordable acupuncture and herbal medicine and to create a treatment space that connects people and builds community. •Gene Burgess and Melonie Burgess, licensed acupuncture physicians •Serving Sarasota since 2008 •Treatment rates are on a sliding scale, from $15-$35; new patients pay a onetime additional fee of $10 Click To Schedule An Appointment Online 3615 Webber St • Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 922-4611 Click for larger map and driving directions Open Tuesday through Saturday

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