According to CBS SF BAYArea, “All three properties have one thing in common. They’re big and have multiple units, but many of those units are currently occupied by tenants.”
“I’m sure the tenants have been asked to leave,” Allen Thomas commented. He lives close to one of the three properties, 811 Davis Street in Santa Rosa.
Neighbors said it’s a bad idea to evict renters to house the homeless.
“It’s just insanity,” declared Karen Sanders, who also resides in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma County leaders have plans on buying two properties in Santa Rosa and one in Cotati. They are expected to pay approximately one million dollars for each property. One county worker noted that they’re already contracted to buy property on Davis Street.
“Million dollar homes; million dollar homes for these transients living on the trail,” Sanders stated.
The county wants to clear the Joe Rodota Trail of the homeless. Many neighbors where those three properties are located worry that the new neighbors could potentially make the neighborhoods less safe and reduce the overall quality of life.
“I’m not NIMBY, but we’ve done enough,” declared Sher Ennis, a neighbor who lives close the Davis street property.
Davis claims a man from a re-entry housing program attacked her home a few years ago. She is concerned about her safety.
“We don’t know. Are we getting dangerous criminals? Are we getting felons? Or are we getting people who are simply down on their luck,” said Ennis.
However, another neighbor is in favor of the county’s plan.
“I don’t think that it makes [the neighborhood] any less safe, no,” said Andrew Atkinson.
He believes that the county must take immediate action
“It’s going to take more than this, I think, to solve the problem. But I’m glad to see they’re trying,” said Atkinson.
Many upset neighbors have plans to express their concerns at a community meeting Friday night in Santa Rosa.
County leaders plan on discussing about the plan to buy the houses and other housing alternatives in dealing with the homeless.
Minnesota Had Record Numbers of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in 2020
Red or blue, Americans nationwide are getting strapped.
Gun sales have boomed all across America. And it’s not just the Red states. Blue states like Minnesota have also witnessed an increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued.
According to Valley News Live, over 96,000 permits were issued in 2020, which represented the highest number of permits issued since carry permits became legal in 2003. Furthermore, 2020’s numbers represented a twofold increase from 2019 in the number of permits issued.
Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms noted that roughly “400,000 permits have been issued in total in a state of just over 5.6 million people.”
The Valley News Live piece actually conceded that the increase in permits issued was largely the result of a “ rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd.”
Minneapolis was the epicenter of social unrest after the death of George Floyd in late May 2020. With calls to defund the police and irresponsible political leadership that refused to decisively crack down on crime, Minnesotans began to take matters into their own hands.
Gun owners are ultimately the most effective first responders in times of crisis and overall breakdowns of social order. Minnesota’s gun laws are actually quite strict, which has earned it dismal rankings in Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for Best States for Gun Owners (39th place) and Best States for Concealed Carry (37th place). Regardless of the sub-optimal gun policies, Minnesotans still instinctively understand the importance of the right to carry.
2020 was a big year for gun sales and showed that the right to bear arms still has a massive constituency of people that can be targeted and activated for future occasions. Serious Republican campaigns should recognize this trend and make targeting gun owners a major priority throughout their get out the vote programs.
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