Most policy conversations about homelessness in San Diego focus on long-term solutions. Yet, the challenge is pressing right now.
After all, one count of street homelessness downtown last month showed a 36 percent spike from April to May alone.
Voice of San Diego and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3, a nonprofit focused on civic and planning issues, teamed on Thursday to press leaders focused on reducing homelessness to talk about solutions that could be tried sooner rather than later.
The ideas and reactions offered by City Councilman Todd Gloria, Piedad Garcia of the County’s Health and Human Services Agency, Alpha Project COO Amy Gonyeau and advocate Michael McConnell were revealing.