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Cal Trans cleans out homeless encampment near Los Osos Valley Road

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Posted at 11:56 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 02:56:59-05

Cal Trans is clearing out a homeless encampment off of Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo.

And the people that were occupying the area say that the reasons they're being forced out are out of their control.

Cal Trans and San Luis Obispo are responsible for clearing out these type of homeless encampments and facilitating the people in the area; whether that's showing them the public services they can utilize or help them store their items.

Three days notice needs to be given to people that occupy the encampment -- and if people need items stored, Cal Trans will hold items for up to 90 days.

One person staying at the encampment said that they were told that if they can keep the area clean, they could stay -- but without trash service they say it's not possible.

"A lot of the stuff is already here when we get to these places," Elizabeth Ortiz, who stayed at the encampment, said. "The stuff is already here from the people that come around; not our people, us people -- but other people, those people [before us]."

KSBY reached out to Cal Trans, but they declined to comment.