Editor,

Every day we hear about the increasing homeless population in the Bay Area. Are all these people California residents? If not, why are they here? I think we all know the answer. I think it is about time to help these folks with transportation to head back to their respective cities, counties and states. Maybe this will open some added housing and assistance for our homeless Californians.

Paul Kunst

Redwood City

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(5) comments

Lou

Thank you Dirk. Excellent points. Also, psychological advisors say that we do not have a "homeless problem," rather a "mental health problem (100%)". 50% of homeless refuse care. This is due to failed local and state policies. Most are drug users.


Cindy Cornell

I suggest you personally talk to a hundred homeless people to inform yourself.


Dirk van Ulden

Paul - you need to follow the money. SF spends a few 100 million bucks per year on the homeless. There are well over 100 organizations in that city alone that depend on stupendous cash infusions from various government sources. Do you really believe that they would want these unfortunate homeless folks to vacate the City? What would all of these well-paid executive directors and staff do if there is nobody to take care of?


JME

Perhaps they could ask you to volunteer?


Dirk van Ulden

JME et al - it may surprise you that many volunteers like me do not talk about the community activities that they are involved with. I have volunteered and still volunteer at several community-related programs, including the homeless. Hence my comments.


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