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Hundreds of Homeless Encampments Are Officially Cleared | January 16, 2018

What happens now that the seven-hundred homeless, and tons of trash, have been cleared from the Santa Ana river bed?

Officials say they will be imposing a curfew to prevent the encampment from reappearing and Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray says they have to look beyond the 30 day free hotel expiration date.

” We are going to provide shelter and true recuperative care to those who are suffering and those who are homeless, but we will not allow public safety to diminish in our communities any longer. It is a dual approach; it is a concurrent approach to make sure we are providing public law and order to all individuals, including those who are homeless as well as those who are housed, in a safe and secure environment in our city. ”

She goes on to say the continuum of care, provided by city and county officials, will help ensure a permanent solution for those who truly want to get off the streets.
“So whether they are veterans, or emancipated foster kids, those who are dealing with alcohol or drug addiction, we are putting together the entire line of care and services needed, so once the thirty days are up, they have an approriate place to go that will meet their unique and appropriate needs.”

Murray was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.

Sharon Reardon, KABC News.

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