Sacramento homeless campsite cleared in agreement to lease land

A homeless encampment in Sacramento that has sparked concerns and complaints from residents and businesses was cleared out on Monday after a group of property owners joined together to lease it. The lease calls for the city to fence off the vacant parcel of land while an association of nearby property owners agrees to handle landscape maintenance and garbage removal. The city of Sacramento owns the nearly one acre of land on the northeast corner of Howe Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard, but it sits on the border of Sacramento County's jurisdiction.