Stop the Sanctioned Homeless Encampment in Willow Glen

Stop the Sanctioned Homeless Encampment in Willow Glen

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Jennifer Testa started this petition to dev.davis@sanjoseca.gov and

Dev Davis has proposed to the Board of Supervisors the use of land in Willow Glen (corner of Willow and Lelong) as a sanctioned encampment for chronically homeless people. 

Concerns from the community include:

  • NO formal criteria in place for admittance / the property is within a 3 minute walk to homes with children.
    • Who is assuring the people being housed have no criminal background?
    • Will criminal background checks be completed?
    • Will Megan's Law be taken into consideration?
  • Has an environmental assessment been completed to identify if/how a sanctioned encampment could impact the creek and ultimately the bay?
    • The creek is already fighting litter and pollution from homeless living along it. Will the issue worsen with homeless hoping to gain admittance to Hope Village?
  •  This is a flood zone. Valley District has been preparing and planning for widening of the creek to help with flood risks. 
    • Is there a chance the widening project could be delayed because of the encampment putting homes near the creek in danger?  
    • On February 13th the houses near the land is next to were evacuated at 5:00 a.m. with fear of flooding. 
      • What happens to the people that are living in the encampment if we are hit with another rain storm and flooding is at risk? 
      • What happens if  the area is flooded and the sewage is swept into the creek? 
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