Lake Tahoe Unified School District board to discuss Warm Room location |

Lake Tahoe Unified School District board to discuss Warm Room location

South Lake Tahoe City Council is moving forward with negotiations for a four-month lease of a city-owned building on Rufus Allen Boulevard for the Warm Room shelter.
Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

LTUSD Board Meeting

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 Where: LTUSD Education Center board room, 1021 AI Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education will hear from city and Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless officials regarding the location of the Warm Room during its board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The Warm Room, South Shore’s only seasonal overnight homeless shelter, opened for the season on Christmas Eve at the Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church. The church was a temporary location as Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless (TCH), the nonprofit that operates the Warm Room, finalized a lease for temporary use of a city-owned facility.

The lease was finalized in time for the Warm Room to open on Jan. 1 at the unoccupied facility, which is located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.

At Tuesday’s meeting, which is slated to start at 6 p.m. in the education center board room at 1021 AI Tahoe Blvd., representatives from TCH and the city will, among other things, address concerns that have been voiced.

As the agenda notes, parents and others have expressed concerns about safety and security in the area, which is home to the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, the city recreation center and a residential neighborhood.

Discussion of the lease drew concerns from some people during a South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting in December. Others spoke in favor of the Warm Room and the preventive measures that could be taken to address concerns.

Those measures, which include the hiring of an outside security firm, will likely be part of Tuesday’s discussion.

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