The Merced Citizens' Advisory Committee on Homelessness said it will consider what standards to use to locate a homeless campground to create the fewest conflicts with neighbors.
The public meeting will be at 6 p.m. today in the Newbold Room of the Merced County Office of Education, 632 W. 13th St.
The committee has already voted in favor of having paroled registered sex offenders (290s) housed in a homeless camp, so most areas of the city would not accommodate a campground.
The paroled sex offenders can't live within 2,000 feet of a school or a park, the city said.
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The city has the legal authority to create a campground in unincorporated areas of the county where the parolees can legally live.
Standards under discussion include how close a campground should be to an industrial area and how far away should a camp be from residential areas.
A large camp on Black Rascal Creek and Santa Fe Drive has encountered opposition from neighboring businesses and residents of the Franklin-Beachwood area.
The committee will discuss how close should a campground be to schools, transportation, shopping and public services.
Many of the services used by camp residents are across town, and the homeless usually have to walk or bike to use them.
Also on the agenda, is whether a campground should be temporary or permanent