People living in riverbed near Lompoc issued eviction notices

Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 15, 2018

The City of Lompoc has issued 66 eviction notices to people living in the Santa Ynez Riverbed.

The notices were issued last Friday, giving the homeless until Sept. 10 to leave the area.

The Lompoc Police Department says it has also posted notices on trees throughout the area and plans to have officers visit the riverbed once a week until the beginning of the month, reminding any remaining homeless that they need to move out. Seventy-two hours before the Sept. 10 deadline, officers will be out there every day, urging people to move on.

City officials say anyone who doesn’t leave the riverbed by Sept. 10 will be fined for trespassing.

A triage center will be set up at River Park on that same day. City officials say it will provide various services and help the homeless find temporary shelter. It will be in operation for 30 days.

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