Support charities that reach out to the homeless.
  • Petitioned Mayor Eric Bever

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Mayor Eric Bever, Costa Mesa, CA
Mayor Eric Bever

Support charities that reach out to the homeless.

    1. kim albanese
    2. Petition by

      kim albanese

      Grass Valley, CA

Being homeless is not a crime! Yet termed out Mayor Eric Bever - running for a seat on the Mesa Consolidated Water Board - wants to close down two of his cities homeless charities. What's next on your agenda, Mayor Bever, will you attempt to deny water to the homeless if you are elected to the Water Board?

In early October, Mayor Eric Bever asked city administrators to investigate enforcing the city's nuisance ordinance on two longstanding city charities in an attempt to run them out of Costa Mesa. Bever believes Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Share Our Selves are at fault for attracting homeless people to Costa Mesa, thereby creating a nuisance.

"Rather than putting a Band-Aid on a bloody elbow, I think we need to deal with the source of the problem," Bever said in an OC Register article. "My belief is if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that'll go a long way in addressing the attractive nuisance that we have in our city that's creating a huge negative impact."

Someone Cares dishes out about 300 hot meals a day, and Share Our Selves provides clothing, medical services and 250 bags of groceries every day to those who are homeless or in poverty.

Mayor Bever, the homeless are people, too. They are children... seniors... families... veterans. If homelessness is a problem in your city, then initiate programs that HELP them get into housing. Learn about the issues surrounding homelessness, and find compassionate and humanitarian solutions that can be a blueprint for other cities to follow.

 

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    • jennifer hoff LADERA RANCH, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Our young adult son "wanted"

      to be on the street....Most homeless have a chronic psychiatric illness that prevents themselves from ever reaching self-sufficiency ...they resist "help" from our health department because all programs are 100% voluntary and our civil commitment laws prevent family members from helping sick loved ones access care after the age of majority....they are the forgotten group left to live in the street until death in the gutter.

      We must not let our sickest citizens, those without insight into their illness go hungry...Do Not Punish The Mentaly Ill by cutting the last remaining services that care for our homeless.

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    • chris solberg REDDING, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This must be stopped before it spreads all over California and the Nation

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    • Angela Salley KELLS,CO.MEATH, IRELAND
      • about 2 years ago

      There should be more Soup Kitchens added not closing them down.How are the homeless people supposed to live then? Perhaps Mayor Bever should be made homeless and see how he manages.

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    • kim albanese GRASS VALLEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Being homeless is not a crime. Learn about the homeless and find real solutions that help, not harm.

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