Tuesday, May 20, 2008

blood.pressure.skyhigh

"There are 12 parking lots across Santa Barbara that have been set up to accommodate the growing middle-class homelessness. These lots are believed to be part of the first program of its kind in the United States, according to organizers.

The lots open at 7 p.m. and close at 7 a.m. and are run by New Beginnings Counseling Center, a homeless outreach organization.

It is illegal for people in California to sleep in their cars on streets. New Beginnings worked with the city to allow the parking lots as a safe place for the homeless to sleep in their vehicles without being harassed by people on the streets or ticketed by police."

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4 comments:

enigma4ever said...

the Times are here...we are way past the recession...and I worry whether anyone will wake up in time...

Frederick said...

Now I wonder why this isn't on the news every night. /snark

an average patriot said...

Like everything else today this too is just starting. I will keep it to myself but I saw this, this morning but paid no attention because never mind. You know! I have a good friend that lives in the hills of Santa Barbara. Nice place but I am surprised they even do something like this and I commend them!
They are lucky there. as you know, they couldn't do anything like that here because of the cold. What happens to those who can't afford a car. That is not uncommon and is going to spread.

Brother Tim said...

As Yakov Shmirnof said, "What a country!"