Marin County, California, leaders want to convert a 70-room hotel into permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, but they are facing intense negotiations. Nearby residents are frustrated they’ve been left out of the process. They say they aren’t part of the “not in my backyard” movement, they just wanted an opportunity to fully discuss the hotel’s effect on the neighborhood. The hotel is part of Project Homekey, which uses federal COVID-19 relief dollars to buy and convert California hotels. “My experience is when residents get a seat at the table you end up with a better solution,” stated Novato councilwoman Susan Wernick.