The parking lot on Colfax Street and Arden Way was part of the city’s original homeless site plan, but was scrapped due to complications and rising costs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento City Council on Tuesday heard calls from the homeless community and their allies to prevent a homeless encampment from being eventually removed.
The parking lot on Colfax Street and Arden Way was part of the city’s original homeless site plan, but was scrapped due to rising costs and complications with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Board.
Since then, people camping in tents, RVs and vehicles have claimed the site, calling it “Camp Resolution”.
“They put all these signs up there that say we’re trespassing and stuff and we’re not. They weren’t there when we got there,” Tamitha Myler said.
Myler was among many people living at Camp Resolution to express their frustrations with the city council and demand that they reverse the camp’s upcoming move.
Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela called a vote asking the city manager to take under advisement not to sweep the camp. It passed unanimously.
But Myler and others fear the withdrawal from the camp could still take place.
“A lot of us are just going to end up on the streets or in jail because we can’t really be on the streets anymore. They won’t let us,” Myler said.