Sutter County Committee On Homelessness Meets Monday


                                                   To Discuss Development Of Temporary Shelter Off Live Oak Boulevard

The Sutter County Ad Hoc Citizens Committee on Homelessness will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, January 14, at the Public Health Auditorium in Yuba City to discuss issues related to the proposed temporary shelter location on County property off Live Oak Boulevard.

The agenda includes a report to the committee about the January 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, when the Board voted to apply for a grant of $365,000 to develop a temporary shelter at 1945 Live Oak Boulevard, on County property that is also occupied by Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health Services.

The Citizen’s Committee on Homelessness was formed last February and reviewed several potential sites in Yuba City and the unincorporated areas of the County for temporary shelter for homeless, where they can rest and get assistance from social service case workers. The Committee unanimously recommended the Live Oak Boulevard property, and the Board of Supervisors in September voted to pursue temporary shelter at that location.

Without some alternative for the homeless, Sutter County cannot enforce a no camping ordinance along the Feather River, where homeless encampments have resulted in environmental hazards along the river from trash and human waste, and have also discouraged use of the river access by other members of the public. A federal judge in May issued an injunction against the County from enforcing the ordinance.

The meeting is open to the public.

For additional information, see agenda item 17 on the January 8 Board of Supervisors agenda, which can be accessed online at www.suttercounty.org, or contact Public Information Officer Chuck Smith, 530-822-7100, or 530-844-0453.

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