Homelessness

Anaheim, County Ramping Up To Remove Santa Ana River Homeless Encampments

As frustrated residents and businesses alike reach their wits end regarding the illegal Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment, the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors each took action on Tuesday to begin law enforcement operations on the Santa Ana River Trail with the goal – in combination with an emergency ramp-up of outreach services – of ...

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Operation Home S.A.F.E Approved: Reclaiming The Santa Ana River Trail and Our Neighborhoods

At last night’s Anaheim City Council Meeting, Operation Home S.A.F.E. passed unanimously, declaring a citywide state of emergency and putting in motion an action plan to work with the County of Orange, neighboring cities, and non-profit partners to address the public health conditions and unlawful activity resulting from escalating homeless encampments. I am grateful to the Mayor and my council colleagues who were united in support of ...

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Will Tait Vote On Operation Home Safe Tonight?

Anaheim Insider here. Will Mayor Tom Tait vote on Operation Home Safe, Councilmember Kris Murray’s proposal to declare a state of emergency on the Santa Ana River Trail and mobilize to move the homeless out of it? It’s not an idle question. Mayor Tait is known for recusing himself from votes even when it isn’t necessary, citing a desire to ...

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An Open Letter From An Anaheim Resident On Homeless Crisis

An Anaheim resident who requested anonymity asked Anaheim Blog to publish this open letter: Please Urge City Council to Address the Homeless Issue During Tuesday’s Council Meeting! Hello – Items 20 and 22 on Tuesday Night’s City Council Meeting agenda directly address our concerns about the Homeless Issues in District 5. We need your help to communicate to City Council ...

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Santa Ana River Trail Belongs To The Taxpayers

[This was originally published in the OC Register on September 3, 2017] By Carolyn Cavecche Every few years a public policy issue grows so immense and overarching that it becomes the issue that a leader is judged by. For local elected officials it is usually something that so impacts their constituents, it taints everything they do in office. The taking ...

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Moreno Porta-Potties Proposal Dies; Murray Unveils State of Emergency Plan To End Homeless Encampments

The Anaheim City Council shelved District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno’s proposal to allow homeless advocates to install porta-potties in the Santa Ana River Trail homeless camp in District 5, while Councilwoman Kris Murray outlined an ambitious plan to declare a citywide state of emergency and tackle the explosion of homeless camps through a combination of assistance and enforcement she ...

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Kris Murray: Declare Citywide State of Emergency To Deal With Homeless Crisis

Residents, businesses, and visitors to Anaheim are witnessing an escalating crisis dramatically affecting our neighborhoods and recreation areas. As city leaders, we have heard from residents and advocates alike from all over the city. And those voices are growing louder. The time for action is NOW. Our residents are demanding action and they deserve our assurance that their neighborhoods are ...

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Homeless Encampments: The Public Is Weary Of Government Allowing Order To Give Way To Disorder

Last week, I published this photo of a bucket full of used hypodermic needles: It was taken at the trash collection site of the Rampart section of the sprawling Santa Ana River homeless village, as a county-contracted cleaning crew loaded garbage onto their truck. This week, there were hypodermic needle disposal containers fastened to the the fencing of the trash ...

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