TURLOCK -- The City Council last week postponed a discussion of a temporary cold weather homeless shelter near the waste-water treatment facility on South Walnut Road. The council will consider the proposal at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In April, the council voted to sell a building at 400 B St. that had served as a shelter for four years, but said some kind of emergency housing should be in place for the coming winter.
About two dozen city officials and homeless service providers have met regularly. They surveyed available land and decided on the South Walnut site next door to Kelso's Auto Wrecking.
When the plan was released to the council last week, three members balked at the $1.7 million price tag, said City Manager Tim Kerr.
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Staff recommended the council put off the discussion until Tuesday to give staff time to fine-tune the numbers, Kerr said.
The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall in the Yosemite Room, 156 S. Broadway.