In Sutter County, Citizens Committee tonight begins search for homeless shelter site

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Late last year, the Sutter County Board of Supervisors beefed up its no camping ordinance along the Feather River. Tonight, a Citizen’s Committee meets for the first time in search of a location for a shelter to provide a temporary alternative to sleeping outdoors as part of a comprehensive plan to reduce the homeless population in Sutter County.

Tonight is the first meeting of a Citizen’s Committee formed to help Sutter County identify a viable location for a homeless shelter.

The Committee was formed after the Sutter County Board of Supervisors adopted a more thorough and enforceable ordinance banning camping on County property, including property along the Feather River.

The Citizen’s Committee will meet at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, February 5) at the Public Health Auditorium, 1445 Veterans Memorial Loop (behind the Sutter County Courthouse). The meeting is open to the public.