Public Safety

Newsom’s plans to eliminate family homelessness, spend Calif. surplus are depressingly clueless

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently concluded a five-day road show in which he illustrated, for his pandemic-weary constituents, how he plans to distribute an unprecedented $75 billion state budget surplus, plus an additional $27 billion in federal stimulus funds. Flanked by legislative leaders in Oakland, Newsom presented a $12 billon package he said would house an additional 46,000 homeless individuals in...

June 15, 2021

When it comes to homelessness, Austin continues to follow in California’s failed footsteps

On Aug. 27, Austin launched a campaign called, “a week of action to support ending homelessness.”  It admittedly sounds wonderful… something around which all should be able to coalesce.  Instead, we should heed the lesson from Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Austin’s efforts to address its spiraling homelessness crisis are clothed in...

September 8, 2020