The San Luis Obispo County Oklahoma Street temporary housing program was officially shut down Monday

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif. – The County of San Luis Obispo on Tuesday announced the official closure of the Oklahoma Parking Site, an overnight parking program located off Highway 1.

The 10 people who remained at the site left voluntarily on Monday, May 6, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Social Services said in a news release about the closure.

The location of the overnight parking program was along Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.

The County of San Luis Obispo stated that the closure of the site continued after a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California was issued in April of this year in favor of the county’s actions.

Following that ruling, the lawsuit plaintiffs and San Luis Obispo County entered into a settlement agreement that allowed the 10 people still living at the site to remain until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6, San Luis Obispo County explained.

In addition, the County of San Luis Obispo agreed to pay a total of $60,000 for temporary housing and relocation assistance for those ten people as part of the settlement, as well as for storing vehicles and personal property remaining on site for 90 days , according to Tuesday’s press release.

An original closing date was announced in February this year for March.

According to the County of San Luis Obispo, the Oklahoma Parking Site originally opened in August 2021 in response to rising homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.