Eureka's Camping Project Fails
I was disappointed to hear of Eureka's legal campgrounds for the homeless shut down. I'd thought maybe we'd found a solution, abeit a temporary one.
Then again, I wrote here earlier on that this would probably be the mess it turned out to be with the campgrounds becoming a center for crime and requiring more and more city resources.
I'm wondering if we shouldn't take another look at the South Jetty? You'll recall it turned into a mess when the homeless moved there to establish a camp years ago. It likely would be again, but at least it would be a mess there and not in town.
One problem I see with the South Jetty is it would likely require its own resident deputy since the problems at the Eureka campgrounds would re- establish themselves there.
My biggest worry, as I wrote of here and elsewhere, was the idea of housing the homeless in local homes already available for rent. Then we'd have all those problems in homes right next door to us. Glad to see that idea withered on the vine. Then again, this isn't over yet.