NEW SHIPWRECK 5/30: Santee City Council

For shunning the opportunity to have tiny homes to provide shelter for people living along the riverbeds and issuing citations to people in homeless encampments while offering zero shelter beds. Issuing citations without offering a plausible and humane pathway off the streets is a waste of time and government resources. It is also not an effective use of law enforcement, which is historically very effective at connecting unsheltered neighbors to shelter and other resources to help end their homelessness. Citing people who do not have resources to pay the fine while offering them no place to relocate is ineffective and unpractical