California plans to spend $299 million to clear homeless encampments near state roads, with the focus on moving homeless individuals into housing.
The initiative aims to address safety risks for the homeless, infrastructure, and the public, with fire hazards being a significant concern.
Governor Newsom’s efforts follow a recent fire near a homeless encampment in Los Angeles, which has raised attention to the issue. (Trending: Another Major Company Goes Woke And Goes Broke)
Governor Gavin Newsom admitted that, “The public has had it,” during his latest announcement.
“They’re fed up. I’m fed up. We’re all fed up,” he lamented.
“I think we can all agree that we need to do more to clean up encampments,” confessed Newsom about that current state of California cities.
“We weren’t just cleaning up encampments – out of sight, out of mind – and displacing people, removing people, but that we’re trying to resolve the underlying issues in the first place and actually support people in getting them back on their feet to self-sufficiency,” explained the California Democrat.
However, there is criticism from State Senator Brian Dahle, who argues that the state’s approach has not effectively addressed the problem.
“The governor didn’t clear these homeless encampments; they just moved them down the street,” charged Dahle.
“California spends more tax dollars per homeless person than we do on our students, he continued.
“The homeless crisis is a national embarrassment. This governor needs to focus on real results instead of chasing presidential aspirations and gas-lighting Californians,” demanded Dahle.