12 Feb Board approves Barger motion to repurpose Mira Loma to increase housing options in the Antelope Valley
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Today, the Board of Supervisors voted to replace Men’s Central Jail with a Mental Health Treatment Center, and removed the Mira Loma site in Lancaster from consideration as a detention facility for women. The Board also unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to repurpose the Mira Loma site into a facility that provides increased housing options for the community.
“Since the county will no longer look to the Mira Loma facility for incarceration or rehabilitation, we have an opportunity to utilize the property to provide this community with needed housing options,” Supervisor Barger said. “It is a win-win for the Antelope Valley and we look forward to seeing how this facility can work along with the Kensington Campus and the High Desert MACC to address the housing needs in our region.”
Barger’s motion directs county agencies to work with other stakeholders, including the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, to report back to the Board with a plan, including recommendations for construction, budgetary needs, and possible funding sources, in 90 days.