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Warming Shelter Hot Topic Tonight

It’s expected to be a “hot” topic tonight–the issue of where homeless in Nevada City can go on extremely cold nights. The City Council approved use of the Veteran’s Building as a warming shelter in November, but only through January 22. . That agreement is unlikely to be extended, but City Manager Dave Brennan says city officials have put together a memorandum of understanding with Sierra Roots, the Salvation Army, the county Health and Human Services Agency, Nevada County Food Bank, and Hospitality House…

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That means the Salvation Army in Grass Valley, which already runs a warming shelter, would be where Nevada City homeless would be sent. Brennan says, though, that the Veterans Building could still be used in an emergency…

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The Veterans building was used as a warming shelter for five consecutive nights last month, but there were several complaints by area residents. Lots of public comment is expected at City Hall, when the council takes up the issue at its meeting tonight.

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