Analyze four (4) policy choices of Mayor Schell that were made as part of the strategy for the homeless. Reconstruct four (4) steps taken by Mayor Schell to reengineer the program in order to fit the new objectives. Analyze four (4) reasons for the importance of conducting assessments prior to new program implementation. Research at least four (4) peer-reviewed academic sources.
This case study discusses Mayor Paul Schell’s pledge for homeless families in Seattle, Washington. Being that homelessness in Seattle was so bad Mayor Schell knew it was something that had to be done. Therefore, on June 2, 1998 Mayor Schell spoke to the press and pledge that there will be no homeless families with children and homeless single women on the streets of Seattle by December 25, 1998. This paper will analyze the policies, strategies, and programs within his administration and the impact on them by his pledge. It will also discuss the implementation of the program. Lastly, it will discuss the importance of the assessments prior to the implementation. Making policy is just one of the many roles of a public administrator. Mayor Paul Schell had several ideas in mind to create a strategy about the homeless issue in Seattle. In the city the county committee had created its own strategy to attend the homeless condition. The county program has been in place for several years but their focus was on continuing supporting the existent shelters and not to expand the capacity of the shelters or services. • Based on the case study, four policy choices Mayor Schell could had made as part of his strategy for the homeless are: Although thousands of people seeking shelter are turned away each year, due to lack of space, he wanted to maintain the shelter capacity space. Because increasing shelter capacity is expensive, by maintaining the capacity, it would allow additional resources to flow to other needed services and housing, like improving the condition of the existing...
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