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Placer County Passes Homeless Ordinance

Placer County Supervisors have adopted an ordinance that would prohibit camping on county property. The goal is to keep homeless people away from staying at the government center in Auburn known as the DeWitt Center where there is also now a temporary homeless shelter. District Three Supervisor Jim Holmes, who represents that part of Auburn, says the issues of the shelter at night, and homeless camping on the property, are separate…

Listen to Jim Holmes 1

Holmes says several problems have been reported with homeless people at the government center, even before the shelter was opened…

Listen to Jim Holmes 2

The shelter opened June 1 under a 90-day trial period, which Holmes says is not in danger of being revoked. The ordinance was passed by a 4-0 vote. There will be a second reading of the ordinance next month, and if approved, then would go into effect 30 days after that.

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