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Santa Clara County chips in funding to keep safe parking lots open through June 2022

Original post made on Nov 30, 2021

Safe parking sites in Mountain View and Palo Alto, designed to help a growing number of homeless residents living in cars and RVs, will remain open through June, thanks to new funding from the county.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 29, 2021, 3:25 PM

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Posted by New PaloAltan
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Nov 30, 2021 at 3:28 pm

New PaloAltan is a registered user.

Granted I'm new here but it's ridiculous to have this article under "news" and yet that's not one of the categories one can choose from to place a comment about THIS ARTICLE. Because I neglected to choose a relevant category because THERE ISN'T ONE, my whole comment disappeared. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. People are paying for this convoluted stuff?

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

Anonymous is a registered user.

It isn’t practical or tenable to reside randomly somewhere in a motor vehicle on public streets (unless in a mobile home park, of course).
The public must be able to traverse by car or on foot, bike along city streets without continuous blocking by these persons/vehicles, whomcreate a personal threat and dump garbage/sewage down public street drains that flow to SF Bay.
Politicians: you are inviting and attracting more random persons here to reside in this untenable fashion. Why?
An endless growth of Socialism.
I have newspaper article clippings noting: fires set at homeless encampments, fights, drug usage, filth, children threatened (latter - at prior Cubberley Community Center squatting that sprang up).
Police resources have to be devoted to trying to cajole random persons hanging about.
It’s called vagrancy.
Grow up, move to a place where you can afford to reside legally.
Easy choices: Stockton, Fresno, Reno, Houston, etc., etc.
I’d love to live in Pacfic Palisades but can’t afford it - so I have not gone there. Sad, but true.

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