SLO’s safe parking program for homeless to be expanded

SLO’s safe parking program for homeless to be expanded

New ordinance approved by City Council on Tuesday will allow safe parking spots on private property and make the program permanent

By AnnMarie Cornejo — acornejo@thetribunenews.com

Calvin Thompson is one of dozens of people forced to sleep in his car each night because he is homeless.

Thompson has been enrolled in San Luis Obispo’s safe parking program for three months — while working with a case manager to find transitional housing.

On Tuesday night, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted unanimously to expand the program he is enrolled in and make it permanent.

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