To follow up yesterday’s article on Apple donating to alleviate the homelessness situation in California, there are talks in the city of Lancaster, California’s government concerning the possibility of banning the feeding of homeless people on city streets, sidewalks, and basically any property owned by the city.
When the city held a hearing to discuss the issue, they were met with quite a backlash from several local non-profits designed to help the homeless.
One of the attendees of the hearing who works with a non-profit stated that the proposals were;
“…not only punitive against the hungry but it\’s even punitive against the people trying to help the homeless.” – Hearing Attendee
The city Mayor, Rex Parris, has stated that the overwhelming amounts of homeless is leading to a public health crisis with “defecating in the streets” and a slew of other issues like waste accumulation.
Stay tuned for updates tomorrow morning.
California city considers ban on feeding homeless on public streets, sidewalks, parking lots. (2019, December 11). Retrieved from https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-city-considers-ban-on-feeding-homeless-on-public-streets-sidewalks-parking-lots