"....relocating those "problem Grizzlies" from Wyoming to the homeless infested areas...."
This is not intended to be a comment on politics but is an attempt to describe a problem. OK, let's get real here. The number of homeless/pan handlers in Sacramento is, IMO, the single biggest problem the city, surrounding cities and county governments have failed to address. The current mayor has said he will allocate a large amount of the recent increase in sales tax revenue to solving this problem, but, he and some council members of the city are at odds with each other over the solution. Also, the state court ruled that the city anti-camping ordnance was invalid. Result, campers are under most bridges/overpasses and along each waterway/tributary and around most public areas. In an article in the SacBee during the last 6 months, testing of water in Steelhead Creek and the American River had elevated levels of e-coli in them. A ride along Arden-Garden will give you an idea of just how big and many camps are there and elsewhere. I'm, generally, sympathetic to the plight of the homeless but am no longer patient with ineffective city/county response to the problem. Believe it or not, The Socal/SF Bay Areas have it a lot worse than we do. One thing contributing to the increases is our weather. It's a lot better to be homeless in coastal or valley California than just about everywhere east of here. More jobs and a living wage would help but wouldn't make the segment of the homeless who're either addicted or worse employable. Since it's not against the law to be homeless, maybe the solutions to all of this are limited.
Last edited by Darian; 03-14-2019 at 09:03 PM.
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