City of Red Bluff takes another step closer in selecting homeless center

Back in December, county leaders had proposed two other sites to set up a homeless shelter.

Posted: Feb 6, 2020 8:57 PM
Updated: Feb 7, 2020 2:51 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. - Back in December, county leaders had proposed two other sites to set up a homeless shelter.

One of the sites being considered was the vacant Tehama County Courthouse Annex in downtown Red Bluff. The other site proposed for a homeless shelter was near the Red Bluff Airport.

Both of the proposed sites were met with opposition, so a third site was proposed. The third site that was proposed was the vacant lot behind Raley's, located near a busy shopping center. 

People who live near the area say they're not thrilled with the possibility of a homeless center being built so close to a residential area. 

"I don't particularly want them this close to my home and other people's homes," Red Bluff resident, Lee Thompson said. "There's been a lot going on with homeless people, some of them are very good people, others not so trustworthy."

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the city council voted to authorize the mayor of Red Bluff to sign a letter, supporting a group's push to have the vacant lot be the site for a homeless center.

City leaders say people have suggested other possible locations aside from the three that have been proposed but are not disclosing those other options.

The vacant lot behind the shopping center is owned by the Louisiana Pacific Corporation which is based in Nashville. City leaders tell Action News Now the vacant lot is being considered as the top choice to build the shelter. 

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