This will not be tempoary. The homeless here need to shape up or die off. Why should the many be afraid of the few in our democratic republic? It is NOT okay to be homeless and it is NOT okay that they are allowed to terrorize the populace.
Ranger Grossmann is awesome!
She is a credit to Arcata PD.
She always goes the extra mile.
Don't be fooled by false promises. No way does this become a "temporary 90 day campground" it will be permanent.
We also are not talking about a few dozen people but hundreds, maybe many hundreds. According to the homeless study there are 600 homeless in Eureka alone and 1,500 in Humboldt county. How many of the homeless in the county will be drawn to a free campground in Eureka?
Remember the South Jetty, the assaults, the robberies and the rapes? This will cost Eureka a hundred thousand dollars a year or more for round the clock supervision and police protection, clean up and sewer services. It will also not solve the problem. A third of the homeless surveyed by the EPD said they would refuse the campground because they don't want to live by the rules.
One more thing, this isn't a prison campground. The hundreds of homeless, including all the new ones, will be free to add to all the homeless wandering around Old Town/Downtown during the day. Tourists are already bypassing Eureka due to our reputation and this will only increase it. Just a couple days ago the city had a media article about water front development. Forget about it, the tourists will be driven away.
So they present this like its a new idea... This idea has been floating around for 13 years... so what makes this acceptable or believable, now, especially from that man.
Great, let's set up homeless camps on lead, pentachlorophenols, futons, other dioxins, and other cancer causing chemicals. Kill two birds with one stone (pun intended).
Do I remember correctly that the Balloon Tract has hazardous waste in the soil so people camping there would be camping on hazardous wastes?
I totally agree with Samantha. No quotas please! Families apply, they wait their turn, or they get lucky in a lottery type drawing.
Too bad the charter school isn't just like every other school. I'm sure they aren't admitting children based on their ethnicity. Get real. The kids are behind and probably aren't ready for a "prep" school. Standards are higher and kids ahead should have choices too.
Thanks to everyone who have come up with a legal and safer environment for those in need. We are so fortunate to have a police cheif that upholds the law, is reasonable, and compassionate.
go mr mills, this is great to hear. it seems where ever ya all decide to put people, that maybe the community needs to step up and pay for b n b s and take off the garbage. im willing to donate to this cause anyday of the week. I sincerely do not beleive these people are better off around the rest of society. after all they went where they felt safe. maybe much easier just to keep you all patrolling this area and add some bathrooms, showers and garbage umpsters
Homeless--can,t kick it under the rug---tdemonstration--THE EDGE
demonstrates why they are with us---and thinkingCongratulations
for a well thought out newspaper....
Biggest concerns for homeless people, or "houseless" people as they say at Redwood Curtain Copwatch, are safety and security. We owe houseless people the right to right to a peaceful place to live.
Just a reminder to readers not to get to close to marine mammals as it is a federal offense. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), which among other things, "prohibits harassment of any marine mammal; or, the attempt at such." The MMPA defines harassment as "any act of pursuit, torment or annoyance which has the potential to either: a. injure a marine mammal in the wild, or b. disturb a marine mammal by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, which includes, but is not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering." The MMPA provides for enforcement of its prohibitions, and for the issuance of regulations to implement its legislative goals."
This is Miles..The victim. i want to thank everyone who literally saved my life. if my cell phone that was turned off and packed in my camelbak can be located then i can start repaying the favor to as many agencies and individuals as possible. Darren and Chris were the first to find me. If anyone who was involved or knows someone it would be greatly appreciated.
"The name of the driver is being withheld until the backlog of the other cases of civilians injured or killed by police are settled."
Angels one and all, thank you !
Who knows the homeless? John Service----
There was supposed to be a Community event at pump station 1. But again the city shut down The park.I guess they like being sued.
“I can’t kick people out until we have someplace for them to go,” Mills said...
Eureka's never heard anything like that for many decades, could Eureka's first non right-wing city council be the reason?
The only proven remedy is the Utah solution where true republican conservatives crunched the numbers and realized it was cheaper to provide small apartments than pay the costs of emergency and police services.
Voluntary internment camps get people out of the bushes, however, for most, it won't restore a fraction of the dignity needed to put a life back together.
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