Maybe 2017 will be the year San Diego finally steps up to deal with homelessness.
At least that’s what Mayor Kevin Faulconer is saying – and what advocates hope for – writes VOSD contributor Kelly Davis.
Homelessness “is one of the biggest issues we’re going to be tackling in the coming year,” Faulconer told Davis. “Because we have to.”
San Diego continuously came up short on the homelessness front in 2016. The downtown homelessness numbers continued to increase, the police continued to draw criticism for how they handle people sleeping on the street and while other large cities in the state, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, managed to pass bond measures to fund housing for their homeless, such an initiative wasn’t even floated here.
In the cities where strides have been made in addressing homelessness, political leadership on the issue has been key. That has been missing in San Diego.
Davis delves into the transformation Faulconer has had in regards to homelessness since his time as a City Council member. Advocates view his Housing Our Heroes program and his hiring of Stacie Spector to advise him on housing solutions as promising.
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Homelessness “is one of the biggest issues we’re going to be tackling in the coming year,”
After the Chargers stadium, of course. Priorities.
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