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      Columbia leaders asking for community to weigh in on city's homeless issue

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - Do you want to weigh in on the Columbia's homeless problem?

      City council is asking for ideas from the community to alleviate homelessness in the Columbia area. The meetings are strictly for serious public input for ways to solve issues of how to care for and implementation of city programs to help the homeless people in the Capital City.

      However, council members says these meetings are not for complaining about the problems.

      "This is just for public input. We're not looking for solutions to problems. What we're looking for is identification of vision and goals. If you don't have a goal, you'll never get anywhere. You'll just keep spinning around like a ship without a rudder. You'll go around in a circle," said City At-Large councilman Cameron Runyan.

      Meetings will be held Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, and Tuesday, April 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both meetings will take place at Elmwood Park Community Center, located at 1113 Parkside Drive in Columbia.