In a Los Angeles Times article published in The Bee, the president of the Central City Association of L.A. stated the necessity to “address the homeless crisis.” Am I the only one who sees this as a cruel, twisted play on words? The article also says the city’s homeless population rose 20 percent in two years to 26,000.
As rents rise, so do the number of people unable to pay those rents. Parts of the U.S. now mirror sections of India, Latin America, or other impoverished Third World countries with tent cities and inhumane living conditions. Also, it is known, that about 10 percent of all homeless are veterans.
The article stated that property must fit into a 60-gallon container or may be confiscated and stored by the city for 90 days. What about someone sleeping in a car? Not many cars would fit into a 60-gallon container. Will the “Beautify America” gang be impounding vehicles as well?
The article ends with the statement that it would be cheaper to provide the people with housing. This, to me, sounds like the preferred method to “address” the homeless crisis.
Rich Lagomarsino, Fresno