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Sac City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance To Open Homeless Shelter

The Sacramento City Council is taking immediate action and getting homeless people off the streets after two people died from Tuesday night's storm.

During yesterday's emergency meeting, the city council voted unanimously to open Library Galleria as a warming center until 8 this morning. The vote allows the city to open the Southside Park pool house as needed and two downtown city garages with bathrooms as safe places designated for those living in their cars. Council members allocated one-million to be used next week for warming shelters and is expected to approve additional funding at Tuesday's meeting.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg says FEMA will reimburse the funding. The city is committing to forming its own standards when it comes to opening warming shelters.

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