Community leaders to discuss homelessness in San Luis Obispo at upcoming panel

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 08, 2018

The City of San Luis Obispo and the police department are hosting a panel discussion on homelessness this month and they’re asking for questions from the public.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the community room at the San Luis Obispo Library, located at 995 Palm Street.

Panelists will include:  

  • Deanna Cantrell – Chief of Police, City of San Luis Obispo 
  • Anne Robin – Behavioral Health Director, San Luis Obispo County 
  • Laurel Weir – Coordinator for Homeless Services, San Luis Obispo County 
  • Grace McIntosh – Deputy Director, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo 
  • Joe Madsen – Division Director, Transitions-Mental Health Association 
  • Tim Olivas – Undersheriff, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office 
  • Alan Iftiniuk – CEO, French Hospital Medical Center 

They will discuss the current state of homelessness in the area and what’s being done to address the issue. Click here to submit a question. 

The city estimates there are more than 400 homeless individuals in San Luis Obispo.

Community members interested in attending the discussion are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook.