Today, Monday, June 18, our City Council will be deciding whether or not to fund a 24-hour, year-round shelter with the goal of transitioning folks into permanent housing.
The City Council allotted $300,000 in Measure O funds last year, and the ask is for an additional $300,000 for 2018. Zoning for a shelter was put into place last year and advocates are asking for a site to be chosen by the end of 2018. THIS IS HUGE.
This would enable our homeless residents to be surrounded with services and given the chance to gain a foothold in their lives. A year-round shelter is supported by our police, business owners and homeless advocates alike.
Action: Show up today at the Monday, June 18 Council Meeting to support this important cause!
6 pm (show up early for a good seat!) at 501 Poli Street (At the top of California Street, downtown). Parking is around back and use the door at the rear of the building.
If you haven’t yet, email our City Council!
Talking points for emails (be sure to make it your own!):
-As a voter and concerned citizen in Ventura, I’d like your commitment to $600,000 in Measure O funds to acquire a year-round shelter.