Homeless shelter update in Turlock

Turlock's City Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday heard an update on the city's efforts to comply with state requirements for homeless shelters.

The city must designate an area where it would allow a homeless shelter by August.

Debbie Whitmore, deputy director of development services, reviewed the results of a public workshop held in February.

Most participants thought a shelter should be located in or near downtown, close to services.

Whitmore said staff will work with homeless advocates and others and return to the council with a recommendation in a few months.

— Patty Guerra