• talkinghead

    Why all this hullabulloo about building a homeless shelter? There’s a completely viable building at Katella and Douglass (ARTIC).

    • Jacki Livingston

      Amen. Might as well use the ugly thing for SOMETHING.

  • Phantom Commuter

    An example of what’s happened to the county’s transit system. Other cities are improving their transit stations, not turning them into homeless shelters. What a disgrace.

  • Philmore

    Does this raise any questions about the “return” on the County’s larger but similarly hasty “investment” in Anaheim ?

  • Steve W.

    “He doubted that many would use the shelter because of the rules.”

    “But when the terminal opened this weekend as an emergency shelter from the El Niño rainstorms, it attracted only a handful of people.”

    Good intentions and government collide with human nature, and human nature wins. Who could have predicted that?

  • LFOldTimer

    More supporting evidence that I was right. Using the old CC bus depot as a homeless shelter will end up being a huge waste of taxpayer money. The homeless prefer doorway entrances. ha. The bus depot will be the Artic Station of Santa Ana. Now the County will have to start handing out free stuff to attract a crowd there. Like the Soviet Government had to serve vodka and caviar at the polling sites to get people to show up and vote. Sound familiar? What was the turnout at the last OC elections? 18%? ha.

    • Jacki Livingston

      I think it COULD WORK, but not like this. If I was made of money, I would buy a nearby building and put in washing machines, clothing donations and a place where people could volunteer to cut hair, donate food…stuff like that. I mean, we have people who have to do community service, might as well be there. I would also have kennels for dogs of the homeless. I would love to do that, and get companies like Hanes or Sketchers to donate needed clothing, toiletries and such. I told someone that if I ever won the Lotto, that is what I would do. I would also have classes in real job skills. I would spend my life helping the homeless, especially children and veterans. But, sadly, the people who have the passion don’t have the money, and the people with the money lack the passion.