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You have homeless people break up.
Builder campsite where they are you become a public safety issue in this -- if a fire breaks out which often hunted because that the debris.
The fire into don't have access.
Onto the particular campsite number one in the effort to.
-- put something called in the personal address to go to but if you had these these contribute to -- designated area term effect that we would limit put a cap on it.
And we feel the controls a lot better and have a zero -- along the river and certainly I think that's what we need ago.
I remember from San Francisco when their Willie Brown was mayor of San Francisco a lot of people were surprised because they -- that to -- crack down on golden gate park and other places where there were a lot of homeless people on that.
Zero tolerance attitude of no you just can't come in just park yourself in one of our parks and make your home there so you're saying if you build intensity.
You're going to enforce the other areas where people cannot the homes to not set up shop.
Absolutely and that's -- in the back tough love -- you have to be compassionate.
Which is very important that we also have to be tough to make sure that.
Public safety is not compromise not just to -- the folks that are part of the homeless population but also the people want to ensure that American river plate.
Jogging in the -- biking and walking up and down the the the bike trail which is very significant you know around the Phoenix.
-- -- -- density and feeding it and it was very effective because they had a designated area and they -- really homeless population -- to -- And govern themselves and was very effective and it's something that we need to look at their criminal but the bottom line is we cannot allow our mark to -- you go about not enforcing the law.
Accorsi when it comes to people camping down along the rivers is not it's not the right precedent if not the right I'll wait to strategically attack be -- population challenger who operate.
What are you lower than what they had -- lord of the flies type operation go hundred people to self governed.
What they have at Phoenix on the until they get in the -- what they do is -- they look there's going to be totally rules are still drinking there's allow all know by.
Supposedly -- to rethink that we'll get somebody kicked out propensity if you -- in vehicle everything else you start bringing in salt water so that people can go to the bathroom and wash themselves start creeping environment in the designated area.
And they -- the whole population -- the ability to have you know not a mere six treaty that certainly that person in development chart a little border.
And -- article that would worsen pretty soon pared their -- -- the confetti flew over the best.
Campground in the city of Sacramento also they took tremendous pride I think there's there's this notion which I think it's not -- one that everybody homework that it is unbeaten on captain not that not the case and we cannot allow inner city.
People who live in Third World conditions along the -- it's it's not humane it's it's not the right way for 22 to take care though at least democracy.
Well debt than the other argument is talking new west Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson and the other argument is I'm sure you've heard is if you build it they will calm and maybe even some other cities might give people bus tickets to get.
To Sacramento to build that it did to bold air.
I think that the fair argument and certainly we will continue to be aware of that because that we do provide.
You -- very comprehensive strategic approach is to to deal with the homeless Telesis it is going to be a -- from everybody not just in our city and region but don't go up the northern California so we gotta be very careful practically can't.
We have a regional approach where not just the city of Sacramento county.
West Sacramento will -- surrounding cities and jurisdictions we have this.
Spread out are -- approach to offsetting some of the challenges that were happening -- not.
We is in the city of soccer middle solved all the problems are felt that would not be.
Beat the type of department that we clock -- Well -- the regional areas about two million people how many people are homeless right now that you have in these various tense do you know.
The I don't know the exact number of the we're talking about fully totally 100 to 2500.
People are homeless on any given night.
Coupled with the children in our greater Sacramento region to metropolitan area.
That are going to school your home which which is very and get our shelters succeeded increased four fold.
In the last year on the terms of general assistance people were that that that number's up 30% in food stamp applications is up 20%.
So you're seeing a significant rise in the homeless population not just because -- the typical homeless population because unemployment.
And for cultures as well.
Well since your community is one of the first two would get hit by this slowdown especially in the housing area.
And they and the prices dropping do you have any have you seen any sign of it -- What was neat about that looks like elected I killed an economic summit in the dean of the business school affect mostly university.
All published a report in one of the keys to finding that significant among of others but first -- -- That fact they'll be competent how the bubble we currently.
Aliens because that he thinks it will come out earlier in the rest of the country so that tree and -- experience true.
All that will be very significant for the start experience in the Arctic before the rest of the.
Which is why asks a question have you seen any.
Change America's I do think he would be a leading -- candidate.
He I hope so I have not seen it's -- I can -- anyway unfortunately.
You are an important a year ago five point 6%.
Com midyear this year we're eight point 6% we just hit ten point 4% collapse muck so I'm hoping that the worst of it some hope in the spring and late -- we'll start to see up upward trajectory.
Well I hope so too for everybody Kevin Johnson Mara Sacramento thanks mr.
mayor nice to talk him.
Our picture -- to all right there's the mayor.
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