If they are out there, couldn't we house clean and sober homeless people first?
The homeless/addicts would no longer be allowed to use the streets as their personal drug use space, toilet or living space.
Those without identification will be identified and provided an I.D.
A possible state of emergency could be called to examine and sort out those with diseases, mental illness, drug addicts, and those that may have fallen on hard times.
They will be provided shelter at tent cities and other creative safe locations away from businesses and private property.
I would like to centralize all homeless/addicts care into two maybe three organizations. The first being the Salvation Army.
Slash the spending on the homeless/addicts from 500 million a year to 50 million.
Use the remaining millions to go towards paving our streets and other great ideas I have.
NO NAVIGATION CENTERS!!!
I do not feel that the city should force UNSAFE navigation centers into San Francisco neighborhoods.
*Very expensive to build
* Very expensive to maintain year after year
* Serves very few people 100-200 per center
* Very low success rate with residents
ABSOLUTELY NO BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!
They do not "strongly" encourage the residents into sobriety as they feel that the resident is the only one who has the right to choose if and when they might decide to get clean.. yeah that works.
I attended a public hearing regarding navigation centers. In their own project overview looking at the rules for the center, I was surprised to see that the second rule after no violence, was no drug dealing or use.
I asked, "So the residents are clean and sober?" The answer was no, that just means inside the center.
I followed with, "So a resident can shoot up right outside the front door then stagger in?" The reply was, "Sure, just like you or anyone else might at their own homes"...
Well, I was a little surprised by that answer. I asked "Wouldn't it make more sense to try and get clean and sober homeless into housing? Wouldn't that be easier and help chip away at the problem faster?
My question was not answered. No answer could fill that center. Aren't there 200 clean and sober homeless people in the city?
Just looking out for everyone,