The city of Merced said its Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Homelessness will consider whether there should be homeless campgrounds in the city at its meeting Wednesday night.
The meeting is open to the public and intended to serve as a community forum for public comment.
The committee was appointed by the Merced City Council to answer eight questions about homeless camps and report back by early April.
In addition to whether there should be a campground, the committee will consider whether a campground should be designed so that registered sex offenders can live there. Also on the agenda is the question of how a campground would be funded and what role the city, and other community organizations, should play in operating and supporting a campground.
The committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Sam Pipes Room on the first floor of the Merced Civic Center, 678 W. 18th St.