DOWNEY – South Gate residents were protesting in Downey on Saturday over Downey putting in a veterans transitional housing project on Downey property.
There are no Downey neighborhoods close by, but a South Gate neighborhood is across the street.
Protesters view this project as a second homeless housing project.
“I think South Gate has got a little uptight about this idea of a homeless shelter. It’s not a homeless shelter,” said Downey Mayor Pro Tem Rick Rodriguez.
South Gaters don’t want what they see as a homeless shelter on their border while Rodriguez sees it as a vital resource for veterans who need some help.