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Kern County Supervisors scheduled to hear proposal for new homeless facility

Posted at 3:14 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 12:26:20-04

The Kern County Board of Supervisors is prepared to propose a homeless shelter about a block from where the city has been considering opening one.

It all follows a forum Wednesday facilitated by Congressman Kevin McCarthhy calling on city, county, state and federal leaders to put a plan together in the next two weeks.

According to the agenda, Supervisor Mike Maggard has requested a response from the board on the development of low barrier transitional housing and day-use facilities north of Golden State Avenue, between M Street and O Street. That is about a block away from Weil Park, the location the city has floated as a potential site for the shelter.

The board will discuss their proposal next Tuesday, September 10th during its morning meeting.

You can view the full agenda online (proposal is item #36).