May 6, 2016
commented on Privatizing the Clearing of Homeless Encampments
Long term, it would be cheaper to provide the services needed to get people off the street and into stable housing.
What's going to happen in a month or two when the camps pop up again? Is the city going to shell out another $80/hr per employee to this company?
How much is this going to cost over the year?
What a waste of public resources.
Feb 23, 2016
commented on I, Anonymous
I think the comment was in response to the (very common) believe that a woman doing anything sexual in public place is up for random sex, in general.
Nov 2, 2015
commented on Mayor and County Executive Declare a Homelessness State of Emergency
I think its also important to ask why some people don't want to be housed - or at least, don't use what limited services are available.
In addition to the lack of shelter beds for women/families/single parents, services often require that you be sober (it is difficult someone to get/stay sober without stable housing), don't allow pets, and do not have a safe storage space for belongings.
Its no good to simply build housing, shelter, or services - you need to ask the people who will use the services what they need, instead of assuming you (we, society) know best.