EL CAJON, Calif. — El Cajon Mayor Invoice Wells is asking out the County of San Diego, accusing it of secretly dumping its homeless inhabitants within the East County metropolis.
Wells says El Cajon has observed an enormous enhance in homeless inhabitants and felony exercise, with police and firefighters having to reply to sure motels within the space.
Town launched an investigation and located that eight of the smaller motels in metropolis limits have been at 25% or extra capability with homeless utilizing county vouchers.
“A few of our motels have been 90% crammed,” Wells stated. “For what we surmise there’s this large dumping of homeless in El Cajon. No person informed us about it, no one mentioned with us which is totally flawed.”
The county companions with Equus Workforce Options to function its outreach program utilizing resort vouchers to get the unsheltered off the road. He says the sheriff’s division drops them off and in the event that they attain the 28-day restrict, they’re shuttled to a different space resort, the place felony exercise and drug use follows, including to his metropolis’s already rising homeless drawback.
“It shouldn’t be that some San Diegans must take care of it and others don’t. If am coping with it right here, you ought to be coping with it in Del Mar. Try to be coping with it in Encinitas, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo. If that’s the best way we’re going to do it and we’re going to unfold folks round, then it needs to be equitable.”
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher issued a press release that reads partly:
“The Board of Supervisors is taking motion in a bi-partisan option to do the troublesome work of getting folks off the streets and into everlasting housing. Mayor Invoice Wells and the Metropolis of El Cajon wish to push them again onto the streets. The general public expects us to take motion and El Cajon is taking part in a drained previous blame sport that does nothing to deal with the issue of homelessness in our area. We stand able to work with anybody who’s prepared to do the powerful work to get folks off the streets however won’t be deterred or distracted by these making an attempt to tug us backwards.”
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