SCL: Crumbums aren’t the problem

Stockton City Limits has a good take on the public fixation on removing street people from downtown Stockton: “Instead of trying to take people away, our resources should go towards bringing in more people overall.”

He goes on:

“Stockton’s situation is no different than any other large or mid-sized city’s when it comes to homelessness or under-housed individuals in downtown areas. Go to any city that matters and you’ll find public squares and plazas are not devoid of transients. The difference is that while Stockton does have very nice public spaces—Weber Point, Dean DeCarli Square, the waterfront promenade—we don’t use them enough.”

Read the whole piece here.

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