On Tuesday, Board of Supervisors considers a plan to address homelessness issue

Proposed Homeless Shelters Exhibit B Location Map Existing Encampment.._
Existing encampments of homeless individuals are located between the levee and the Feather River between the Yuba City Boat Dock and the neighborhoods at Shanghai Bend. Estimates of the number of homeless individuals living in this area have ranged from 150 to 400, depending on when the estimate was made. The Board of Supervisors has made a long term management plan for the homeless a priority. A recommended plan is on the October 24 meeting agenda.

On June 13, 2017, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors adopted its Top Ten priorities for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. (You can see the full list here: https://www.suttercounty.org/doc/government/bos/countywide_top10) Priority #2 was the development and implementation of a long-term Homeless Management Plan (with measurable target dates) by December 31, 2017.

On Tuesday, October 24, at 3 p.m., the Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at the Hall of Records, 466 Second Street, Yuba City, to consider a recommendation to repurpose Whiteaker Hall, at the very south end of Second Street, as an emergency shelter. The plan has several elements, including a revised no camping ordinance that will allow the county to remove homeless encampments along the Feather River between the Yuba City Boat Dock and Shanghai Bend (see photo above). You can read the full recommendation to the Board of Supervisors here: https://www.suttercounty.org/Agenda/bos/2017/6943

Board meetings are open to the public and individuals may speak for up to three minutes on any Board agenda item.