By Remigia Bermúdez
The June 30 Morning Report: San Diego’s Risky Homeless Diversion Project by Voice of San Diego’s Seth Hall calls the latest movida by San Diego’s elected officials right on the money — a “diversion.” It is truly a diversion of San Diego City Hall to keep passing the buck and pushing the homeless away from downtown.
The Voice’s article states:
“The city of San Diego wants to divert more homeless people away from the criminal justice system and into supportive programs that aid in recovery. To do that, city leaders came up with a program that helps people hooked on drugs and accused of a crime to enter into treatment and shelter,” identifying a “huge” grant recently received for it.
The city proposal to better serve the homeless with rehab services identified in said recent grant sounds benevolent — for a second. What smells fishy is relocating them to Imperial Beach.
This is a case of good intentions gone sour. [Read more…]