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?
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vol XXVI issue 17
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