MALIBU—The city of Malibu is developing a strategic plan on homelessness to strengthen the effective use of existing resources, mitigate public health and public safety impacts, and align local efforts to address homelessness in the community with those of the Los Angeles County region. The city is asking for residents to participate in an online survey to provide feedback.
According to the city of Malibu website, the City was awarded a grant of $50,000 through the County of Los Angeles Measure H to develop a Strategic Plan for Homelessness. The goal is to create an plan to utilize the effective use of existing resources, identify new strategies and resources, and align with the County’s Homeless Initiative.
An Advisory Group comprised of a broad cross-section of community stakeholders was identified and will have its first strategic planning meeting on Wednesday, February 13. The Advisory group includes representatives from the city of Malibu, the Sheriff’s Department, the local faith community, Malibu CART (Community Assistance Resource Team), The People Concern and its homeless outreach workers, Standing on Stone (S.O.S.), the local business community, State Parks, County Library, St. Joseph’s Center (the City’s Coordinated Entry System partner), a Malibu resident and business owner, and the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness. The Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness was included as a result of its broad experience in addressing problems of homelessness. The draft plan will be presented to the Malibu City Council this spring.
To take the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/HomelessnessinMalibu. For additional details, contact Public Safety Manager Susan Dueñas at (310) 456-2489 ext. 313 or SDuenas@MalibuCity.org. The deadline for completing the online survey is Wednesday, February 28.