Sacramento City Council approves homeless gulag

The Sacramento City Council approved a controversial proposal Tuesday night to open a 200-bed winter homeless shelter near Del Paso Boulevard in North Sacramento.

After more than two hours of public testimony and City Council debate, the council voted unanimously to spend $997,000 to lease a warehouse at 1900 Railroad Drive for a shelter that will operate from December to April.

Residents of Woodlake and other North Sacramento neighborhoods have expressed anger at Steinberg and other city officials for clustering two homeless shelters in the area, arguing their part of the city is already impacted by the homeless population. Some residents are also angry that the city has not proposed other shelters throughout the city, especially in affluent neighborhoods such as East Sacramento, Land Park and Curtis Park.

Source: Sacramento City Council debates controversial homeless shelter plan | The Sacramento Bee


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