• Jacki Livingston

    in Albequerque (forgive me if I spelled it wrong), they have a city worker who drives around all day, and he asks homeless people if they want to work, cleaning up the parks and city. They work 5 and a half hours at 9 dollars an hour, then they are taken to a needs center where they are offered showers, laundry facilities, food, resume, clothing and shelter assistance. This program has been a huge success, leading to a 91% drop in homeless crime and they often get hired by companies that go out to the central center to hire. Wouldn’t it be great if we could do that, here? How many jobs need to be done in this county? It is a positive way to solve a problem, instead of all the privileged whiners crying NIMBY every time they try to build a shelter.

  • Jacki Livingston

    If they need volunteers, I am game. I am willing to put my time in, to help make this a reality. You know, public storage is the fastest growing ‘housing’ builds in the country. People pay hundreds to store crap that is worth nothing. Seems to me that some big company in that field could get some tax breaks, providing the facility.

    If I won the Lotto, I would do it, myself.

  • David Zenger

    Oh, for God’s sake. Building 16 is just sitting there, empty. There’s a freakin’ outside ramp down to the basement.

    It’s amazing that with all the County politicians and executives scratching their heads over the plight of the homeless nobody can get one damn thing done. Pathetic.

    • Jacki Livingston

      Good idea