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Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

Original post made on Sep 7, 2019

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless students has delayed the bill's vote in response to amendments he said watered down its purpose.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 6, 2019, 8:50 AM

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Posted by Nick
a resident of Corte Madera School
on Sep 7, 2019 at 8:42 am

This is a really bad idea. The article says there are many homeless students or students who have unstable homes. Sorry, but that is not a statistic. This is total BS. Who is going to pay for this? More tax's? If these ignorant politicians want to create a homeless encampment, fine. Raise the money in a non profit, lease the land and run it. With all the wealthy people in this area I'm sure there is more than enough private money to make it happen.


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Posted by CyberVoter
a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm

Yet another well meaning, but ill conceived proposal by a politician.The extra costs of security, lighting, toilets/showers, etc, would be a real burden & detract from the charter of Community Colleges - Education!

If the goal is to use Gov't owned parking facilities to provide "safe overnight housing", it would be better to utilize:

1) BART & other transit parking lots
2) Stadiums (Levi, Stanford, etc)
3) Gov't office parking

The real issue is to solve the "Root Cause" & reduce the cost of living on the peninsula! Let's reduce taxes, PD&E rates. etc. so that current residents can live here!