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Bob Morrissey, San Juan Capistrano

Thank you for your informative article on bringing more homeless people to our wonderful city.  I think this is a huge crock of crap. Why don’t these do-gooders put these homeless people in their back yard where we don’t have to see them.

As citizens we cannot allow this to happen. Look at all the cities fighting back to keep them out of their communities.  As citizens we need to take a stand.

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  • How Christian of you.

    As Bonnie Benton point out in her response to my earlier post on homelessness, “. . . every city in every county in CA is required to zone some land in it’s Master Plan SB-2 as required by State law. SB-2 is a designation showing that property is suitable for emergency shelter for homeless people. That emergency shelter can take many forms, that is up to the cities. When folks become homeless, they face a dizzy array of problems few, if any, are able to adequately cope with. They need access to public transportation (bus) not widely available in South Orange County. They need access to Social Service agencies. And they need access to medical care. The longer a homeless person remains homeless, the more it cost the community for medical care. There is, in addition to Fairview, a 100 acre site in the “Great Park’ area of Irvine that the County owns, is zoned properly, is close to Kaiser and Hoag hospital. The only thing holding it back from becoming a “world-class” facility is local politics and the NIMBY attitude of the community. Our homeless population has grown dramatically in the last 4 years. We are seeing the beginning of the effects of the Opioid epidemic as well as housing prices that few can afford. I hope the citizen of San Juan Capistrano will be supportive of their necessary contribution to helping solve this major problem. Emphasis added.

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