Supervisors OK homeless plan
April 27, 2012
A new county government position has been created to try organizing efforts to help the homeless.[The Tribune]
County supervisors voted this week to create the new job post, with the intention of drafting a successful plan to deal with San Luis Obispo County’s estimated 4,000 homeless people, half of whom are children.
Recent enforcement policies by San Luis Obispo city have helped create havoc among that population by severely limiting areas where campers, RVs or just automobiles can be parked for sleeping purposes.
Lee Collins, director of the county’s Department of Social Services, said officials were not seeking a “czar” but rather an individual who can help coordinate efforts between a variety of private and public entities which regularly deal with homeless problems.