A picture of a local mountain, Cerro Romauldo, at sunset.
Cerro Romauldo, which overlooks the Oklahoma Parking Site

County Statement Re: Court Ruling on Oklahoma Parking Site

Author: Homeless Services Division
Date: 4/1/2024 4:00:00 PM

While a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the closure of the Oklahoma Parking Site was extended, the County of San Luis Obispo is preparing for the sites's closure after April 29, 2024.

Late on Friday, March 29, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling in the case of San Luis Obispo County Homeless Union et al v. County of San Luis Obispo et al. that extended the existing Temporary Restraining Order. This renewed Order instructed the County to not close the Oklahoma Parking Site until Monday, April 29, 2024 at 3:00PM.

While disappointed by the extension of the Oklahoma Parking Site, the County of San Luis Obispo is grateful that the Court shared that it is not likely to further extend the Temporary Restraining Order. This allows the County to thoughtfully plan and prepare for the site’s closure after the Order’s expiration, which includes efforts to provide housing and shelter options to the 11 people remaining at the site as of March 29, 2024. We are hopeful that those currently living at the Oklahoma Parking Site will take advantage of the various options and resources made available to them.