How do you feel about low barrier shelters? Part of the solution or part of the problem?

9 Apr

You have to click on this post (title) to vote. Thanks for participating.  You can only vote once but feel  free to comment at the bottom of the post.

 

UPDATE: That was fun, I was surprised how many people participated, but no surprise at the results – 85% joined Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson in expressing disapproval of putting a low-barrier (anything goes) shelter a block from the college. 

My kid is at University of Nevada, where they have a zero tolerance policy regarding “walkers” – transients are not allowed anywhere on campus. Workers, like my son, have radios, and whenever they see somebody who is obviously not a student or employee they are instructed to call security immediately. It makes me feel better to know they are serious about student safety at UNR,  Meanwhile, here in Chico we’ve had a transient murder right on campus and reports of armed robberies and dead transients in the college neighborhoods. 

Hutchinson, if she’s sincere about what she says about the shelter, should also do something to get the transients off campus, away from campus housing facilities, and out of the student parking areas. 

And hey, let me know if you think of a good question for another poll, that was fun!

4 Responses to “How do you feel about low barrier shelters? Part of the solution or part of the problem?”

  1. Jim April 10, 2019 at 8:01 am #

    Too close the college, there are apartments right across the street.

    • Juanita Sumner April 10, 2019 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks Jim! This is really a test poll, I wanted to see how it works.

  2. leonard April 17, 2019 at 6:56 am #

    for many years taxpayers in chico have invested in resources and assist programs to help homeless. the success rate is close to 0 percent. all it did was attract more homeless to destroy our community. Over the years I have had many encounters with homeless and they have no desire to improve their lives. repairs, cleanup, and securing property has become a daily routine. its time we completely stop investing our tax dollars into homeless assistance.

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