NORWALK -- A controversial proposal to open a homeless shelter at a former juvenile correctional facility in Norwalk is dead.
Mayor Luigi Vernola is expected to make a formal announcement at tonight’s City Council meeting.
State and county officials had been eyeing the former California Youth Authority facility on Bloomfield Avenue as a location for a winter homeless shelter.
But in a letter to Vernola -- dated Nov. 21 -- county Supervisor Janice Hahn said the Norwalk site "is no longer a viable option."
"Therefore, the County of Los Angeles will not pursue its utilization for that purpose," Hahn added.
Read the full text of Hahn's letter to Vernola below:
By Eric Pierce and Raul Samaniego