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Chico City Council to Talk Emergency Shelters

Chico's Mayor will ask the council tonight to find a way to open emergency cold weather shelters with freezing temperatures forecast for the night ahead.

Posted: Feb 5, 2019 11:17 AM

Chico, Calif. -- Identifying and providing housing will be a big topic of discussion at Tuesday night's Chico City Council Meeting.

Temperatures are forecast this week to drop into the high 20s even in the warmest parts of the North State.

The pop-up shelters in the city have room for less than 100 people a night, and with so many residents who are precariously housed, with so many people currently homeless, shelterless, and with extreme cold weather approaching, Mayor Randall Stone says it's time to act, and fast.

He's calling for governmental, non-profit, and for-profit groups to move forward with an operation "code blue" to get some sort of shelter open, right away.

This is an emergency resources discussion; the mayor calls it a "call to arms", and he's expecting emergency measures to be taken: opening up buildings, whatever it takes.

The meeting is tongiht at 6 p.m. at the council chambers on Main Street in downtown Chico.

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Today was hot and tomorrow will be as well. But slightly below average temperatures move in as we see a dip in the jet stream.
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