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Posted: 8/11/2005 1:24:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 1:24:46 PM EDT by TacticalStrat]
Who would have thunk it???? Stop giving them free shit, and they move somewhere else. Duh!!!


Link

San Francisco homeless numbers plummet


Despite intense, sometimes hysterical criticism of his alleged heartlessness, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ended direct cash grants to homeless people. Instead, specific services, such as housing, were purchased and provided to ligitimate claimants. In other words, no more free money.

The numbers show the

number of people on general assistance in San Francisco has shrunk from 2,497 to 545 -- a reduction of 80 percent.

San Francisco Chronicle ace reporters Matier & Ross report that one reason is that the city doesn't hesitate to buy one way bus tickets, sendking indigent newcomers wherever they have someone who can take them.

"Now, we just make a call to make sure they have someone to go back to,'' said Trent Rhorer, head of the city Department of Human Services."

If they do, then we send them out that afternoon.

"They get a ticket to New York or wherever they're going, money for meals and an escort down to the bus station,'' Rhorer said.

There haven't been a lot of returns.

So a tough-minded policy of eliminating a cash incentive to attract shiftless people from all over actually works. Don't expect to read very much about this. It makes too much sense and reinforces conservative wisdom.

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 1:27:57 PM EDT
Sweet, less homeless guys.. but I have yet to see a drop in mexicans and hippies peddling for drug money money for some food for their starving children.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 1:29:48 PM EDT
I still ahve to step over them on the sidewalk, everyday. I still find them sleeping on the commuter trains in the early mornings(usually with "soiled" clothes )
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 1:36:26 PM EDT
Before the Olympics came to Atlanta in 1996, the city bought the bums one way bus tickets.

It was nice not having those assholes hassling everyone for money for drugs.

They came back after the Olympics left town.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 1:45:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 1:46:54 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
still plenty of panhandlers on the streets of SF, Chinatown, North Beach, Fisherman's Warf, downtown Market st, the tenderloin
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 2:51:57 PM EDT
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the city of San Francisco gave CASH to the homeless. It was intended to help them get on their feet and make sure they didn't go hungry.

Then they wondered why the homeless problem kept getting worse and worse

San Francisco.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:04:40 PM EDT
This disease could spread...if we're lucky.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:30:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom ended direct cash grants to homeless people. Instead, specific services, such as housing, were purchased and provided to ligitimate claimants. In other words, no more free money.
Wow, and I thought all Mayor Gav did all day was marry homos in violation of State law!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:12:27 PM EDT
They should be given one way tickets to Tijuana. We have been taking and taking and we need to give something back to Mexico for all the fine people they have sent us.

667
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:59:50 AM EDT
i think it's zombies or chuds...
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:11:22 AM EDT
So THAT explains all the homeless I run into with criminal records out of Cali. Of course, they won't extradite.

I have one guy wanted for HOMICIDE in Cali and they won't come and pick him up.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:14:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
So THAT explains all the homeless I run into with criminal records out of Cali. Of course, they won't extradite.

I have one guy wanted for HOMICIDE in Cali and they won't come and pick him up.



<chief wiggum> He's wanted in eight states and we have a little saying around here, "Let Michigan handle it." </wiggum>
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:01:30 AM EDT
It's kinda weird, the homeless numbers decrease and the chinese restaurants increase....


Anyone for long pig?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:10:47 AM EDT
Wasnt it Vegas that bought all their bums one-way tickets to Hawaii?

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:14:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 10:15:42 AM EDT by 1911lover]
How much is a one-way ticket to Baghdad?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:17:35 AM EDT
There are still plenty around. Whenever I'm at Moscone for a conference walking the streets at 11 PM is disturbing. I really, really want a concealed permit then. Actucally, I want a slung AR and maybe a battery of 155's on call. It's pretty much wall to wall bums, druggies, and prostitutes on Market and the Tenderloin.
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