Meeting Time: February 18, 2020 at 6:00pm PST

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Agenda Item

5.3. At its meeting of 2/4/20, the Council voted to agendize a request from Councilmember Ory to hold a discussion on the draft Extreme Heat Preparedness Plan and the cost of cooling shelters to be considered during budget time.

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    Michael Barr at February 17, 2020 at 9:45pm PST

    So far the cost per individual helped is up for question. The numbers of last years attendance at the warming tents was dismal. If it saves one life of the most vulnerable I'm supportive. I just need to hear the discussion and have questions answered. Mayor Stone did not show fairness to the community the way he spent the funds without much debate last year. We need a good discussion.

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    Brandi Quezada at February 17, 2020 at 9:21pm PST

    I support the needle ban! Providing supplies to addicts, is just enabling them! They need mental health treatment and resources! The plan is being ran recklessly and our community is suffering from it!

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    J H at February 17, 2020 at 7:44pm PST

    This programs will make it easy for transients to be in Chico. It is not that hot in the shade in Chico in the summer. If cooling is necessary for elderly then that is a separate issue. This is a transient magnet.

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    Michele Burton at February 17, 2020 at 6:46pm PST

    If this helps the most vulnerable off the streets, great. So far, I haven't seen taxpayer money be successful in the efforts to make the most vulnerable more comfortable. Seems Chico's friendly policies bring more of the most vulnerable to town because they may live as they see fit and do not have to conform to any rules or obey many laws. I'll wait to see how the this program may actually be utilized efficiently in getting the most vulnerable off the streets.

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    Lauren Kennedy at February 17, 2020 at 5:11pm PST

    Thank you for this proactive approach to our community safety. Those that live without shelter are likely to hit all of the markers in the report of those most vulnerable to extreme heat events, and I support the budget to create adequate day and evening shelters. Adequately meeting shelter needs is not only a benefit to those whose lives are literally at stake, but can provide peace of mind for the rest of the community and a reduction in the use of emergency services. Thank you!