Plan To Open Public Bathrooms For Homeless Approved By Sacramento City Council
The project would cost about $625,000, according to interim Assistant City Manager Christopher Conlin.
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Sacramento Approves Year-Round Bathroom For Homeless People
The Sacramento City Council has approved a plan to open a restroom year-round specifically for homeless people. Under the plan, the city and Sacramento County would open the site of the Winter Sanctuary Shelter on North A Street for 12 hours a day. (Moffitt, 7/5)
Sacramento Homeless: Bathroom Approved In River District
Advocates for homeless people recently have pushed for expanded access to public bathrooms. They have noted that restrooms for homeless people are few and scattered, especially in the downtown area. As a result, they said, homeless people often relieve themselves on the streets. Conlin said the city has 55 public bathrooms, including 28 that are open around the clock.(Hubert, 7/5)