Jun 7, 2016
commented on That Text to Sally Bagshaw Wasn't the First Time the Mayor Threatened to Stop All Encampment Sweeps
There probably aren't many places where an encampment is truly dangerous. Too close to the street or on a steep hillside above the freeway, yes. The focus on sweeps is driven by the people who are embarrassed by physical evidence that people are living in such poverty in our wealthy city, and it takes focus away from really dealing with the root causes of homelessness. Dealing with that would be a change those folks really couldn't abide.