doing this kind of operation was Dallas.

like Long Beach, or I think there are others in negotiation. The inventory of shelter options is growing. That gives me some confidence. This is an emergency response posture.

But the federal government is sheltering thousands of children on any given day. Some of that, it seems, was really diminished or undermined during the Trump administration. So it isn’t to the scale that the current situation demands.

What I see is our partners at the Department of Health and Human Services working to grow that existing network of non-congregate settings, which are better than these large-scale operations like at our convention center.

I take some pride in that we actually set out with high expectations and we’re meeting those. And I think that is getting other cities and other communities comfort to say, “OK, this is what it looks like.”

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