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File #: 21-0477    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/9/2021 In control: Executive Office
On agenda: 4/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Development of a Potential Homeless Trash Clean-Up Program (Sponsors: Supervisor Mulheren and Supervisor Williams)
Attachments: 1. 04-16-21 McCowen Correspondence

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Supervisor Mulheren and Supervisor Williams
MEETING DATE: April 20, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Supervisor Mulheren
PHONE:
463-4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Supervisor Williams
PHONE:
463-4441


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 15 min


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Development of a Potential Homeless Trash Clean-Up Program
(Sponsors: Supervisor Mulheren and Supervisor Williams)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Direct Supervisors Mulheren and Williams to develop and return to the Board with a specific plan regarding a potential Homeless Trash Clean-Up program.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
Supervisor Williams sponsored a presentation by Clean River Alliance and a high school student on July 23, 2019.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
In 2019 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors heard from Chris Brokate and Luca Szabo of Clean River Alliance about expanding a homeless trash program into Mendocino County to address waste involving the Russian River. At the time of presentation, there was limited board interest. Today, Supervisors Mulheren and Williams are looking for general board support for community outreach and development of a specific plan. The plan would represent a self-sustaining humanitarian and environmental effort to allow homeless individuals an opportunity to live with more cleanliness with an overall benefit to the entire community of Ukiah. The City of Ukiah and many homeless service providers had previously acknowledged that homeless trash is a problem in our community causing harm to our waterways and environment. Through a coordinated effort, it is possible to create a program in which homeless individuals can transfer bagged trash. These efforts can be supported through current service providers, agencies and volunteers. Supervisor Mulheren would bring back a report of specific collaborating partners, a schedule for pick up ...

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