L.A. tops cities ‘meanest’ to homeless, Florida has 4 in the Top 10
Posted by princessxxx on July 16, 2009
“Even though most cities do not provide enough affordable housing, and food to meet the need, many cities use the criminal justice system to punish people living on the street for doing things that they need to do to survive,” the report’s authors say.
Los Angeles topped the NLCHP’s list for reportedly spending of $6 million per year to police the city’s skid row while paying only $5.7 million for homeless services.
Also making the top 10 “meanest” cities list were St. Petersburg, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Atlanta; Gainesville, Fla.; Kalamazoo, Mich.; San Francisco; Honolulu; Bradenton, Fla.; and Berkeley, Calif.
I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM TO LIVE IN THE ST. PETE, BRADENTON AREA.
AND I AM VERY SURPRISED SARASOTA, FL DIDN’T MAKE IT ON THE LIST THIS YEAR, IT IS USUALLY #1 ON THE LIST.