“We just simply don’t tolerate these basic code violations. What ends up happening is an individual either chooses to get help or they end up leaving.”
Unlike many other California cities, Coronado does not have a homeless problem. Richard Bailey, the city’s Republican mayor, has a very simple way of dealing with the issue.
He doesn’t put up with it.
The city tries to help people if they are genuinely down on their luck, but it doesn’t allow people to camp on the sidewalks or use them as public restrooms. Imagine that.
FOX News reports:
California city nearly eliminates homeless population with zero-tolerance policy on encampments
California cities have battled a homeless crisis for years, while still throwing billions of dollars at the spiraling tragedy to help those who are in dire need of housing.
But one city has defied the odds, reporting the lowest homeless population in the state.
Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey (R) said there are no vagrants in his city at all, and he joined “Fox & Friends First” to describe how he has reinforced a no-encampment policy while still upholding the rule of law.
“The policies that are in place at the regional and statewide level that are tolerating this type of behavior that is personally destructive and also destructive to the surrounding communities are really enabling this situation to increase throughout our entire state, and throughout our entire region,” Bailey told Ashley Strohmier.
“Changing these policies will actually have a major impact,” he continued.
Bailey explained that the city works with the police department and a homeless service provider to give the homeless only one option — to get the help they need.
Coronado funds “reasonable” services to help those struggling get “back on their feet,” but noted the city also has a no-tolerance policy for violating municipal codes.
“We also make it very clear that we don’t tolerate encampments along our sidewalks, and we don’t tolerate other code violations such as being drunk in public or urinating in public or defecating in public,” Bailey said. “We just simply don’t tolerate these basic code violations. What ends up happening is an individual either chooses to get help or they end up leaving.”
Meanwhile, Oregon, which has a massive homeless problem, is in a race to attract more homeless people with ‘free’ money.
The New York Post reported:
Oregon bill would give homeless $1,000 a month to spend with no restrictions
A proposed Oregon bill would provide the deep blue state’s homeless population $1,000 per month that recipients could use at their own discretion.
The bill, introduced last month, would establish a People’s Housing Assistance Fund Demonstration Program to give 12 monthly thousand-dollar payments to those suffering from homelessness or who are on the brink of becoming homeless.
“Payments may be used for rent, emergency expenses, food, child care or other goods or services of the participant’s choosing,” the bill states.
People who spend more than 50 percent of their monthly household income on rent, and those who earn 60% or less of the area median income would also be eligible for the funding.
Yes, I’m sure that $1,000 will be used for rent and child care, and definitely not alcohol, heroin and meth. As Reagan once said, “If you want more of something, subsidize it.”
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