Wildlife Resourse Specialist John McNerney looks for signs of barn owls nesting in palm trees next to the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee building, near the corner of Fifth and D streets. STEAC is hoping to expand its facility, which would require the removal of the trees. McNearney found no signs of animals in the trees. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
STEAC wants to expand to accommodate more food storage capabilities,
refrigerators, additional space for clothes storage, a washer and dryer and a bathroom for volunteers. The site is owned by the city.