24 Mar

Every picture tells a story, don’t it?

From americanveal.com

A city vehicle on site at the non-congregate housing property, which is nearly ready to open. (Photo by Ken Smith, Chico News and Review)

4 Responses to “What?”

  1. BC March 24, 2022 at 11:14 am #

    My prediction for the homeless mini-motel: Low usage, high vacancy, much higher than projected expenses, many units trashed or unusable within a very short time period, crime, a disaster on almost every level. Then another taxpayer study group. Then, the only alternative will be to spend MORE taxpayer dollars on it. (I hope I’m wrong)

    • Juanita Sumner March 24, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      Yeah, and I can’t say as I’d blame anybody for not using it. I’ve lived here all my life – I remember one summer when I was a teenager, it got up to 116 for the better part of a week. We lived on a farm with no air conditioner – we used to jump in the irrigation ditch! I can imagine what those boxes, set on asphalt, are going to be like by end of June, just awful. And no ac will penetrate that heat, they’ll have to open some sort of cooling shelter.

      I don’t like transients, but I’m not Hitler. I can’t accept this either on a humanitarian or a practical level, because it is neither.

  2. bob March 24, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

    Dang, I was going to say exactly what BC said but he/she beat me to it. But anyone with common sense can see that handwriting on the tiny house walls.

    The only thing I was going to add was that our idiot city bureaucrats, “homeless advocates” (money grubbers) and corrupt city council will whine for “more funding” to continue this madness and that means higher fees/taxes.

    • Juanita Sumner March 24, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

      Well, the good thing is, all the proponents of this disaster are fighting among themselves. The city is having trouble getting anybody to run this circus, they have to hire more employees at a time when they are trying to tell us they handle our money well enough to deserve a tax increase. Groups like Safe Space and CHAT are just standing back being assholes, waiting for it to fail so they can get the funding.

      The bad thing is, every time I drive by One Mile, there are more tents, more garbage piles, and more deviates trashing the park. I think council and city management, including Mark Orme and Eric Gustafson, should spend a month living in those boxes, give them some time to think. How can I get a hold of that judge?

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