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Costa Mesa Residents Applaud Results Of Homeless Shelter For Neighborhood

Costa Mesa officials inaugurate a new library in Lions Park on May 24, 2019. Dozens of homeless people slept in the park prior to the opening of a bridge shelter nearby.
Costa Mesa officials inaugurate a new library in Lions Park on May 24, 2019. Dozens of homeless people slept in the park prior to the opening of a bridge shelter nearby.
Jill Replogle

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The city of Costa Mesa opened a 50-bed bridge shelter in April. Local residents were concerned.

But two months later, they say the neighborhood around the shelter has improved.