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Posted on June 14 at 11:35 p.m.

You all realize nonprofits are suffering too? This program would cost  $202,200 for the County to restore. The Board of Supervisors can do this if they want to.

On Advocates to Battle Budget Cuts

Posted on June 2 at 2:26 p.m.

You don't have to take what the GJ has to say "with a grain of salt." I think you will find it very accurate. Although I agree that they don't say anything new. The full report: http://www.sbcgj.org/2011/HomelessMen...
Investing in reducing recidivism is the cost effective way to get the result most of us want (fewer mentally ill homeless people on our street).

On Grand Jury Report Looks at Homeless Mentally Ill

Posted on May 25 at 1:09 p.m.

After reading Sharon Byrne's most recent article about the Milpas Community Association in the Santa Barbara News Press I wouldn't take their side.

On Murillo Says She’s Not a Homeless Advocate

Posted on May 22 at 1:34 p.m.

The worst part is some of these basic health and human services are the duty of the County. The County gives money to these non-profits b/c they can "do it more cost effectively." And then they cut the funding. Leaving the community stuck. Yes people should step up and support the non-profits. But be aware of how we got here.

On County Deep-Sixes Funding for 75 Nonprofit Programs

Posted on May 19 at 2:35 p.m.

@tricynical it is not illegal to do most of the things you don't like. The Supreme Court has already ruled on this. BTW the homeless people in Ventura are down by the waterfront. Moving the problem is hardly solving the problem.

On Homeless Crime Wave: Perception or Reality?

Posted on May 19 at 9:39 a.m.

If there is an "increase" in "homeless crimes" it's probably because there has been more enforcement with tickets. However, that doesn't correlate to a decrease in homelessness. Decreasing homelessness takes National, State and Local effort.

On Homeless Crime Wave: Perception or Reality?

Posted on May 3 at 12:03 p.m.

The City should continue to provide this service. A non-profit that represents renters or is pro-renter wouldn't be seen as neutral. The City provides various services to property owners. They can at least provide this service that benefits both landlords and renters.

On Rental Mediation Program Under Budget Axe

Posted on February 26 at 12:04 a.m.

In a way she's right. Cities are bearing the burden of failed State and National policies. There is no reason so many vets, seniors, mentally ill, physically disabled, women and children should be living homeless on our streets. We can do better. Let's look at data. Let's follow best practices. And let's demand that every City do this. Placing homeless people in some "Out of Town Center" is NOT an example of excepting "responsibility."

On Self Says Homeless Need “Turn Around Centers”

Posted on February 8 at 4:41 p.m.

Go to http://100khomes.org/the-model ...See what cities that have made "significant and measurable progress toward ending homelessness in their communities" are doing.

On Hard Homeless Data

Posted on January 19 at 12:28 p.m.

I think AZ2SB has some logical reasoning issues. No one said homelessness isn't a problem. But portraying all homeless people as criminals is also a problem. More homeless crimes than gang crimes? Let's think about the type of "crimes." Sleeping in public v. drug sales and knife fights. Being a member of a criminal street gang is a whole other subject and can be a crime in and of itself (California 186.22 "Participation in a criminal street gang").

On Pellet Gun Panhandler Faces Multiple Felony Charges

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