Councilman Clinton Olivier is spot on stating there is a difference between homeless people and vagrants.
For most homeless people, their situation is temporary, and there are plenty of organizations that offer assistance to help them through their tough time.
For vagrants, it is a different story. Most of them refuse this help and choose to live on the street due to addiction or mental health issues.
As an owner of commercial property near Fashion Fair, I have experienced the result of this vagrancy first hand. These people have no respect for other people or property.
I have had nothing but problems with them this entire year beginning with multiple break-ins and vandalism of my property.
They have sex during the day in the trash enclosures, defecate and urinate in public areas, hang out and intimidate tenants and their customers, and create an atmosphere where people do not feel safe.
I have called the Fresno Police Department to have them removed from the property and was told there was not much they can do. To all of you bleeding heart letter writers defending the vagrants, open your wallets and reimburse the businesses that are suffering due to this citywide problem.
Jeff Davis, Clovis