Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fortuna Requests Brush Clearing

KIEM TV News reported last night on the City of Fortuna's problem with illegal camping. Now they're requesting everyone clear brush from around their property as a way of keeping the property from being used for homeless camps. 

That might work to keep some camps out of smaller areas. City Garbage cleared the brushy area across from their dump on West Hawthorn Street and I've never seen anyone camping there. But, those camps are going to have to go somewhere. If they clear out too much the homeless might have no where else to go but the cleared areas.

KIEM's poll asks whether you think brush clearing would be an effective deterrent to illegal camping. It should be in the upper right of the above linked page. I voted Yes but, as I pointed out, it would probably only work for smaller areas.


At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only deterrent to illegal camping, is an official legal camping area where they can go in peace.

At 9:13 AM, Blogger Amber Patzlaff said...

There are plenty of leagal camping areas, but they would have to use thier SSI to pay the fees instead of buying drugs and alcohol.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

Yeah, $800 a month doesn't buy as much as it used to.

At 11:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The national parks charge anywhere from $10-$50 bucks per night, limit your nights, & sometimes ban campfires for cooking.
I don't assume the house less people can afford those prices & still afford the luxury of food. Partial SSI is pathetic, low end jobs don't feed the retirement kitty either.


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