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A call for tenders is being opened for the operation of the Sam Jones Hall refuge in Santa Rosa. The city council decided on Tuesday to open the tender process after 17 years of management of the refuge by Catholic Charities. Their decision was not about Catholic charities and their performance, but increased spending on the homeless amid increased state and federal funding. The city of Santa Rosa has spent more than $ 10 million on homeless people since the start of the pandemic. Catholic Charities intends to apply for the offer, but it’s unclear who would compete with them. The Press Democrat reports that St. Vincent de Paul and Sonoma Applied Village Services will not be making offers.