With the severe cold impacting all of us this week, I worry about the unhoused in Palo Alto and beyond. What actions have our city officials taken this week to make sure that their unhoused residents have safe, warm and dry place to stay.
Is it the role of a city to care for its unhoused? I believe so? When you consider what it means to be civilized, I believe we owe a duty of care to open up shelters, and to continue to work to provide suitable housing availability for those who can not house themselves.