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News, stories, and updates from the City of Redding. Each month we will explore key topics important to the City of Redding and connect with the leaders and experts of these initiatives to learn more about how and why things are happening. We will also be taking feedback and questions from the community to help direct future episodes. Connect with us at podcast@cityofredding.org or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @cityofredding.

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News, stories, and updates from the City of Redding. Each month we will explore key topics important to the City of Redding and connect with the leaders and experts of these initiatives to learn more about how and why things are happening. We will also be taking feedback and questions from the community to help direct future episodes. Connect with us at podcast@cityofredding.org or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @cityofredding.

    What is being done to address the homelessness crisis in Redding? - Part 3

    What is being done to address the homelessness crisis in Redding? - Part 3

    According to a 2015 study of our local homeless population, the average unhoused person costs the City $66,188 in used medical services, mental health services, and law enforcement calls for service. That same individual, housed, would cost the City just over $11,500 per year. 
    In part 3 we talk with Redding Vice Mayor Kristen Schreder, the force behind the Homelessness Study, and talk about what the City is doing to address the homeless population from the City Government perspective. Currently the Redding City Council is deciding on Microshelter ordinances that could help provide temporary housing for some of our chronic homeless population.
    If you know someone experiencing a mental health crisis Hill Country Community Clinic's Mobile Response Team may be able to help. For general information call 530.238.7134.  For urgent response call 530.238.7133.

    If you have any reason to suspect that a person experiencing a mental health crisis is a danger to themselves or others, please dial 9-1-1.

    For more information visit the resources below:
    Hill Country Community Clinic
    Mobile Crisis Response Team
    Good News Rescue Mission
    Crisis Intervention & Response Team (CIRT)

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    What is being done to address the homelessness crisis in Redding? - Part 2

    What is being done to address the homelessness crisis in Redding? - Part 2

    Welcome to Part 2 of our 3 part series on the Homelessness Crisis in Redding. In this episode we talk with Hill Country Community Clinic CEO Lynn Dorroh and Integrated Operations Director Jo Campbell about the Redding Mobile Crisis Response Team. We discuss how they are collaborating with the Redding Police Department to respond to a wide variety of mental health calls.
    When successful, this saves Redding’s law enforcement resources for larger crime related issues, and provides mental health services to those experiencing a crisis. It’s truly a win-win scenario, but the program does have its challenges.
    We will discuss how the program came about, what the challenges are, and what role Hill Country is playing in the larger Redding homelessness crisis in this episode. And if you missed part 1 with Police Chief Bill Schueller, be sure to give it a listen for full context on the Policing side of the experience
    If you know someone experiencing a mental health crisis Hill Country Community Clinic's Mobile Response Team may be able to help. For general information call 530.238.7134.  For urgent response call 530.238.7133.

    If you have any reason to suspect that a person experiencing a mental health crisis is a danger to themselves or others, please dial 9-1-1.

    For more information visit the resources below:
    Hill Country Community Clinic
    Mobile Crisis Response Team
    Good News Rescue Mission
    Crisis Intervention & Response Team (CIRT)

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    What is being done to address the homelessness crisis in Redding? - Part 1

    What is being done to address the homelessness crisis in Redding? - Part 1

    In this three-part series, we explore the topic of homelessness in Redding from three different perspectives. In Part 1, we talk with Police Chief Bill Schueller to get his take on what homelessness looks like in Redding and how the Redding Police Department is addressing our local homeless population from a law enforcement perspective.
    In Part 2, we talk with Hill Country Community Clinic CEO, Lynn Dorroh, and Integrated Operations Director, Jo Campbell, about the Mobile Crisis Response Team. We discuss the partnership with the Redding Police Department and how they are collaborating to address homelessness from the mental health and substance abuse perspective. 
    And lastly, in Part 3 we talk with Vice Mayor Kristen Schreder about micro-shelters, what the City of Redding is doing to address homelessness, and what developments are coming in the future that could help solve the issue.
    This is a complex topic without easy answers or simple solutions. According to a recent point-in-time survey, seventeen out of every 10,000 people in the United States experience homelessness. These people represent every region of the country, family status, gender category, and racial/ethnic group, according to endhomelessness.org. 
    Redding is no different in that we are experiencing a homelessness crisis. Learn more about what is being done in our community by a number of local organizations that are working to help those who are currently homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. 

    If you know someone experiencing a mental health crisis Hill Country Community Clinic's Mobile Response Team may be able to help. For general information call 530.238.7134.  For urgent response call 530.238.7133.

    If you have any reason to suspect that a person experiencing a mental health crisis is a danger to themselves or others, please dial 9-1-1.

    For more information visit the resources below:
    Hill Country Community Clinic
    Mobile Crisis Response Team
    Good News Rescue Mission
    Crisis Intervention & Response Team (CIRT)

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    Housing Grants and Police Salaries and Airport Runway repairs, oh my!

    Housing Grants and Police Salaries and Airport Runway repairs, oh my!

    Housing Grants and Police Salaries and Airport Runway repairs, oh my! This week’s City Council meeting truly was a mixed bag. Sheri DeMaagd, Personnel Director with City of Redding helps unpack it in this episode of the City of Redding Podcast. 

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    The Nitty Gritty on all things Downtown Redding

    The Nitty Gritty on all things Downtown Redding

    A lot has happened since our first Downtown episode, so it’s time for an update! In this episode of the City of Redding Podcast, Steve Bade, Deputy City Manager and Mark Christ, Housing Specialist with the City of Redding share the nitty gritty on all things Downtown. From parking and the Block 7 Project Mixed Use Development to the Diestelhorst to Downtown Project and how and why the decision was made to close Riverside Drive - you’ll want to hear this.  
    Good things are coming Downtown! 

    Visit www.cityofredding.org/downtown for key project updates.
    #Parking #DowntownParking #DowntownRedding #Redding #ReddingCalifornia #CityOfReddingPodcast 

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    Fire Chief Jerrod Vanlandingham and Community Services Director Kim Niemer provide this week's City Council Recap

    Fire Chief Jerrod Vanlandingham and Community Services Director Kim Niemer provide this week's City Council Recap

    In this weeks City Council Update, Fire Chief Jerrod Vanlandingham and Community Services Director Kim Niemer give us a quick overview. Last nights meeting is well worth a watch due to some great community discussion around some key topics including Micro Shelters, Redding’s Tourism Marketing Contract, and a new Crisis Intervention Response Team also known as CIRT.
    At just under 4 hours, this meeting is a long one. You may want to watch the meeting online in its entirety to get the full context of all that was discussed. For our purposes today, this recap will be brief.
    Visit www.cityofredding.org/news to see the proposals from the three finalists for the tourism contract and get access to the video link from last night's meeting.
    Also, the City of Redding has launched an e-newsletter!  To subscribe to the latest City News, visit www.cityofredding.org/news and click the subscribe button at the bottom of the page.

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Great Resource for the community

This is a great way to learn about what’s happening in Redding with these in-depth conversations with City experts. I’m enjoying it thus far!

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