Homeless camps cleaned up in national cities
National City, California-Crew from Caltrans spent Friday morning clearing a large homeless camp along I-805 near the 16th Street Bridge in National City.
According to the country’s mayor, Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, in the past year, approximately 75-100 people have lived in the camp, which is located in the camp maintained by Caltrans State-owned property.
Sotelo-Solis said: “People think this is our responsibility. This city has jurisdiction.” “We have come in and cleaned up, but we can’t replace it. That’s Caltrans. We can’t delete it.”
Since the pandemic restrictions have been implemented for more than a year, no action has been taken. It was not until earlier this week that Caltrans told people to evacuate the illegal camp.
Congressman Ron Morrison said he worked with homeless people in refugee camps and talked with some people when he left on Friday.
“Someone said,’You have been warning us that this is going to happen. It is our fault that we have been bringing all the garbage in,” Morrison said.
Sotelo-Solis said this location is a safety hazard for the homeless and nearby residents. City leaders said that services are being provided to the homeless. The police told the Fox 5 refugee camp that many people had refused these services.
Roberto Zapata, who lives in the area, said that the neighbors dealt with many problems related to the refugee camp. He was glad to see it disappeared.
Zapata said: “You can see them walking around looking for things to steal.” “They didn’t buy any of these things. They walked around. Anything they saw in the front yard just came to take. This It’s free.”
But local homeless advocate Michael McConnell (Michael McConnell) believes that eviction is not the solution.
McConnell said: “Let people get the housing they need.” “They didn’t do it here. They didn’t make serious attempts here to get people out of homelessness. This is not a solution, but a waste. money.”