At the Eureka City Council meeting tonight, John Shelter spoke to the chamber about establishing overnight parking lots for transients that sleep in their vehicles. He talked about a controlled environment where people would be required to check in and they would have to leave in the morning.
If the police were to find someone camping in their vehicle on the city streets, they would direct them to the parking lot. They would also give them an orange sticker that would allow them to register in the morning if they were sent there late at night. This way they wouldn't have to wake people up. Also the person or persons in charge would know that they were sent there and should be allowed to sleep until the next morning. At that time they would register with the site manager.
Councilmen Mike Jones and Jeff Leonard spoke in favor if the proposal.
The Council l voted to consider the idea. It was a brave and progressive step for the City of Eureka.