The city of Tracy is one step closer to creating a homeless shelter in town, giving unsheltered people someplace to go instead of city parks, possibly by sometime in November.

The Tracy City Council approved an $899,000 plan Tuesday night on a unanimous vote, which will allow the city to clear a site next to the city’s wastewater treatment plant and prepare it for a group of temporary structures. The council also authorized the city staff to seek out proposals from service providers who could run the shelter.

Council approves shelter plan

Rows of tents have become part of the landscape at El Pescadero Park at the northern end of Parker Avenue. A proposal to create a shelter between Larch Road and Arbor Avenue will give people living on the streets and in parks another place to go.

Contact Bob Brownne at brownne@tracypress.com or 830-4227.

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