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County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Santa Clara County supervisors approve $1.2 million to develop new programs for the homeless

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved $1.2 million for various programs targeting its neediest residents, including agreements with the nonprofit, InnVision Shelter Network.

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Posted by mvresident
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Rather than waste tax $ on the homeless, how about forcing them to work? The car wash on El Camino is hiring as are many other local businesses. regarding banning people living in their cars its too bad that it got struck down by a court because the old Safeway parking lot is now turning into a big homeless camp. There are 2 kinds of homeless. the mentally ill kind who belong in institutions and the ones that refuse to work but are otherwise able bodied. let's put the second category to work so they pay taxes rather than consume tax dollars.


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Posted by Oooh
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Well, it should be a matter of hours before some heartless, ignorant, anti-education bigot to spout off about this.


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Posted by Yeah
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Whoops! 'mvresident' published his vile commentary in record time. It's sad that he had nothing constructive or useful to contribute.


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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm

'mvresident' must have been first in line at the library this time.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

The way to end homelessness? Stop subsidizing it.


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Sparty is a registered user.

Like it or not, plenty of homeless don't want to be in a shelter. Whether it's because they can't have booze/drugs or they have mental symptoms that they prevent them from staying there.


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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Speaking from personal experience there, sparty?


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Sparty is a registered user.

Yeah, we can't get your mom to stay. She sleeps in a car. We gave up on her.


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Posted by Stop the Trolls
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Aug 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Wow, that took you only a minute, sparty! Been working on your material there?


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