City Council to hold special virtual Meeting on Homelessness Thursday, february 25
The Malibu City Council will hold a special virtual meeting to discuss homelessness on Thursday, February 25 at 5:00 PM. The meeting is a follow-up from the special meeting on homelessness that was held on January 29, 2020 to discuss the issue of homelessness in Malibu, its impacts on the community, the measures being taken to address homelessness, current and future challenges, and potential new measures by the City and other entities. Video of the January 29 meeting can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel and the agenda and staff report are available on the website.
During the January 29, 2020 meeting, Council directed staff to return with a report that explores options for a Safe Parking program, creation of a temporary homeless shelter at the former County courthouse building in the Civic Center, the need for additional staffing to support homeless programs, outside sources of funding to support the programs and a report on successful approaches to homelessness taken by other cities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to report on these items were delayed significantly. However, since January 2021, staff has made progress on these items and they will be presented to the City Council at the meeting on February 25, 2021. Representatives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Malibu Homelessness Working Group, and the County of Los Angeles will also participate to provide information and potential strategies that could be implemented.
All community members are encouraged to watch and participate in the meeting. The staff report and agenda will be posted before the meeting on the website. If you miss the meeting, you can watch it later on-demand on the City’s YouTube channel. Viewing and commenting instructions are available on the website. Written comments may be submitted to the City Council by email to CityCouncil@MalibuCity.org before the meeting begins.
To see all of the City’s efforts to address homelessness to date, including the Homelessness Strategic Plan, which the City Council adopted in June 2018, visit the web page.