Growing Homeless Problem
Original post made by Resident, Crescent Park, on Jul 24, 2007
I just returned from a trip to Italy and was surprised to see less homeless on the streets of Rome and Florence than University Avenue. We have a real, growing problem here in Palo Alto that noone is addressing. There are new homeless individuals coming to Palo Alto every week. We have become a homeless friendly environment and we as a community should decide if that's what we want. I for one do not want to encourage any migration of the homeless population to Palo Alto. The homeless shelter, known as the "Opportunity Center", was a mistake and City Council needs to revisit this important issue now.