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Paso Robles City Council approves a quarter million dollars to help cleanup and reduce fire danger in the Salinas River

Posted at 11:49 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 02:49:19-04

Paso Robles city council members voted 5-0 this evening to allocate $278,000 toward reducing fire danger and cleaning up the Salinas River.
The river has been serving as a homeless encampment for years, but a recent fire destroyed two homes and reignited the debate about the fire risk of homeless living in the river bed.
Council-members also approved an updated policy regarding the removal of garbage, cleanup of temporary shelters and weed abatement procedures. They also asked staff to look at possible relocation sites for those being displaced.