Facing Backlash, O.C. Supervisors Vote to Rescind Plan for Emergency Homeless Shelters in 3 Cities

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The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to scrap its plan to move hundreds of homeless people from alongside the Santa Ana River to temporary shelters in three cities.

In a 4-0 vote, (Chairman Andrew Do was out of town and did not participate) the county opted to shelve the plan and come up with a new one under the watchful eye of a federal judge.

The vote followed forceful pushback from residents in Irvine and other cities affected by the county's initial plan.

Ahead of the meeting, a caravan of 22 chartered buses arrived at Santa Ana's Hall of Administration carrying more than 1,200 Irvine residents who urged the Orange County Board of Supervisors to scrap the controversial plan to create emergency homeless shelters in their community and others.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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