On Tuesday the Shasta County Board of Supervisors will hold an evening meeting beginning at 5:30PM. Several evening meetings are held each year to make them more convenient to people with day jobs. The board will consider supporting a lobbying effort to remove some strings from state homeless funding. Local governmental and tribal leaders met recently to hear about a plan for homelessness proposed by the California State Association of Counties. The newly developed approach is supposed to be tailored to specific communities to find solutions by using state money without having to adhere to state guidelines.
The board will also hear about outreach by county staff offering homeless services to people at Martin Luther King Park. Through those efforts on 4 Saturdays, 10 people have been put on waiting lists and 8 of them placed in temporary housing.