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Re: “EPD Retracts Plans for Homeless Meal Voucher System

We would modify ours, if it is even feasible, to fit the needs and capabilities of our community. We're just trying to control behavior, reduce crime and disorder problems, and improve the safety and beauty of our Old Town area (and the rest of the city) through creative crime fighting that is firm when needed but fair. Think outside the box and find other options beyond just enforcement. You sound interested. Why don't you help us find a solution? Contact our Homeless Programs Manager Lynette Mullen (lmullen@ci.eureka.ca.gov) if you've got a better idea or want to help us find one.

Interim Chief Watson

Posted by SW on 07/20/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “EPD Retracts Plans for Homeless Meal Voucher System

I find this interesting in that the program in Santa Cruz that Watson talks about has not started yet so there is no way to know if it is a good idea or not. The Santa Cruz program is believed to cost around $400,000 this year. They closed the emergency shelter because of a short fall of $600,000. The shelter not only provided a place for people to sleep but showers, meals and mail service. Something is wrong here.

"Watson said his team was exploring a different approach similar to that implemented by a nonprofit in Santa Cruz, which recruits homeless people as volunteers for beautification projects, rewarding the effort with gift certificates for laundry or transportation needs."

Posted by Keith McHenry on 07/20/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “EPD Retracts Plans for Homeless Meal Voucher System

Homeless need and we need to treat them as INDIVIDUALS. We won't diminish the numbers unless we treat them as the individuals that they are. Relying on religious organizations (with agendas, even when hidden) should be ILLEGAL. SOME homeless would benefit from community service and volunteering OTHERS are :
1. suffering and in need of R&R, mental health care etc. WE DON"T ASK THOSE WITH SIGNIFICANT PHYSICAL issues like cancer to volunteer WHILE fighting the disease yet we subject those with mental health problems to higher expectations than the general public who does not volunteer especially at random ..they volunteer if and when and for what they choose.
2. and/or needing to recoup and then need to spend all of their time finding ways to survive ..housing, work or whatever. Looking for work is a full-time job!! Especially a livable wage when you are over 50!

Volunteerism is great if you are retired AND don't have to work or have a partner who supports you or a family inheritance or whatever.

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Posted by Noyb on 07/20/2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “State Conducting Sweeping Investigation of DHHS's Handling of Child Abuse Reports

sureno gang members of vagos vgs 13 are corrupting monterey county cps / fcs in monterey county i can prove are employed by this county ive got pictures transmissions emails and am a victim of this corruption something needs to be done here!

Posted by Jk Puga on 07/20/2017 at 12:53 AM

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