P D over 1 year ago
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Homeless housing, 24-hr restrooms, addiction support & mental health services and job opportunities would improve so many elements of this area. The housing first model has shown caring for the homeless is less expensive than the traditional model we follow, that obviously doesn't work.

The streets and community will be safer and more enjoyable for the rest of us when we compassionately treat our homeless- so we don't have to step over fecal matter in the street, and they don't smell like piss, and we don't have to worry that the mentally ill person is going to attack us because they have mistaken us for someone else. The economy of Chico will improve to as people feel more comfortable to be out and about enjoying their community, rather than hiding in their homes ordering from Amazon.

Treating the homeless right helps all of us.

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A B over 1 year ago

The annual budget of Butte County Mental Health is over $70 MILLION. Per YEAR. Before the City of Chico creates additional spending burdens for itself, a thorough audit of the BCMH budget should be completed, and the efficacy of current BCMH programs should be evaluated, looking for opportunities to better utilize over $70,000,000 per year to address the problems that create the visible problems you describe.

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Charles Withuhn about 1 year ago

There is a lot of data out there that backs up this idea. Shelters make neighborhoods safer.

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Crystal NelsonMourad 8 months ago

Time to see how the money is spent instead of assuming throwing more money at the issue will solve it. It hasn't worked so far!

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Charles Withuhn 5 months ago

Mental health budgets are insufficient to the challenge. California cut back mental health budgets in the '70's.

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meave wisdon 3 months ago

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Charles Withuhn 2 months ago

"While people who are houseless wait for affordable housing to be built, allowing them to wait in the gutter, especially without basic needs for human survival is wrong and inhumane." https://thetinyhouse.org/

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