This is not someone else’s failure; it is ours. It is not someone else’s problem to solve. It is time for leadership, not excuses.
As San Diego has upped its response to a deadly hepatitis A outbreak, it also significantly ramped up arrests of homeless San Diegans most vulnerable to the disease. Those who’ve been arrested say their lives have been rocked by the enforcement.
County Supervisor Ron Roberts’ claim that the county does not and cannot spend money on city “facilities” is only valid if you also conclude Roberts was trying to con the NFL and desperate Chargers fans two years ago.
Despite the well-intentioned rhetoric from Mayor Kevin Faulconer, old-school homeless service providers continue to dig in their heels and stick to methods that focus on transitional, or short-term housing and interventions.
City and county leaders should be actively telling the public about the long-term plan for housing the homeless, what it will contain and why we should support it.
Biology has a way of waking us up when we get complacent about sanitation and infrastructure. It certainly woke San Diego up.
A handful of powerful city leaders from both sides of the aisle met Friday morning, renewing negotiations for tax increases to expand the Convention Center and create new revenue sources to address the city’s homelessness and affordable housing crises.
At one point last school year, homeless students made up a third of the Barrio Logan school’s total enrollment.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt and NBC7’s Monica Dean break down how much money is being spent to fight homelessness in San Diego.
The city’s been hit with another class action lawsuit over its interactions with homeless San Diegans. The lawyers behind the suit say they hope to force policy solutions they believe the city has dragged its feet on.