How’s CA’s Shelter in Place Plan Working Out?

by Jack

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to place homeless in 15,000 hotel rooms around the state has apparently hit a snag, better make that , hit the whole damn tree.   Based on eye witness accounts, placing bums and junkies in hotel room does not help them shelter in place!  They’re just as mobile as ever, however now they’re causing more trouble, at more cost to the taxpayers than they were while living on the street.   As for flattening the curve, we’ve yet to see that evidence.

“City Journal contributor Erica Sandberg told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday the policy has been an “absolute disaster,”

“It’s solving exactly nothing and as a matter of fact, it’s making all the problems worse,” said Sandberg, who described the scene inside the hotels as “about as bad as you can imagine, only exponentially worse.”

In San Francisco city workers taken off their normal jobs and temporarily reassigned to administration duties for “Operation Room Key” report homeless occupants trash the hotel rooms, invite unauthorized guests to stay in the rooms and generally cause the kind of damage you might expect, only exponentially worse.   In some of the upscale S.F. hotels, homeless derelicts were sneaked into the hotels, being pre-registered as front line workers on the Covid’s pandemic.  What an insult to the real front line workers.

About 30% of the occupants walk away from their free lodging.  The city has spent about $4000 on beer and vodka to keep their guests pacified in the room, but again, with no demonstrable results.  Further, the homeless that are still living on the streets have no higher infection rate for COVIDS-19 than those under hotel quarantine, this is based again on witness reports, not an official survey.

The city workers say they were not prepared to handle this homeless mess.  There have been overdose deaths, fighting, vandalism, trash, drug and alcohol parties, assaults, rapes, and attacks on the hotel’s staff and paying guests.  The city workers report shocking incidents on a daily basis, it’s absolute chaos.  This is what you might expect since this is not a homeless problem, it’s a behavior problem, an addiction problem and a mental health problem.  No amount of housing will cure that!

By all measures Operation Room Key is a complete disaster and has provided absolutely no benefit.   Let me make this perfectly clear, there is no evidence that the shelter in place concept is working to mitigate the Spread of Covids-19.

As for the city staff that supervises these so-called homeless, they report being traumatized by what they have witnessed.

“The people who are assigned as disaster workers, these people have been librarians, they are just paper pushers, administrators who are reassigned to these hotels and what they are telling me is beyond the pale.  They are not just horrified, they are traumatized by what they see. You have mattresses that have feces on them, blood, hospital bands on the floor. What people are seeing is so horrible that they walk out and they say, ‘I don’t want to go back in there.'”

Despite the mounting complaints Gov. Newsom is trying hard to keep a lid on the bad news.  Newsom and his democrat cronies are operating in denial, pretending it’s not happening at a horrific cost to the taxpayers.

Here’s a much better idea, I think we should pretend to pay our taxes.  Let’s defund the governor and democrat legislature, not the police.

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4 Responses to How’s CA’s Shelter in Place Plan Working Out?

  1. J. Soden says:

    I vote for nonpayment of salaries or perks to ALL elected officials until a vaccine for the Chinese virus is perfected. And that includes teachers who want to dictate how a city is run (Los Angeles Red for Ed).
    After all if elected officials want to shut down the economy, let it begin with themselves FIRST!

  2. Harold says:

    This article is a sad commentary of today’s problems.

    Has political correctness voided all of what history has to teach?, and yet this is happening when you let PC ideologues lead you without question.

    Is it possible still to look to the old and expect to learn anything good? Can contemporary people find any resources for wisdom, renewal, or reform in their writings? I believe the answer to those questions is a “yes!”

    However, it is popular these days to dismiss the wisdom of the past. Why?

    Today’s youth are being influenced at all levels of education, that their ideals alone are the way of the future, and past events of history (if taught at all) are mostly evil, and as such should be dismissed from today’s thinking. And the most troubling is the propensity of peer pressure to accept such bias and allow history to be rewritten or even erase it.

    When one studies historic writing and biographies, awareness of their understanding and depth of insight toward positive principles, their intense importance of dignity, as well as their precise articulation of such matters. which is a much better path than today’s actions of violence hidden within the guise of protest.

    For the most part, interaction within their community with useful and noble skills was the way being taught to the children of history, they were often instructed to have sober, godly, and useful lives, for the good of their communities. This resulted in strong economic units and prosperity.

    So at what point was this concept lost, and replaced by institutional driven political science, as if politics should be regarded as a science, I think you could safely view it as another system of class rule.

    The prosperity of work was one key in history, goodwill towards others, patience, and consistency of purpose helped overshadow wrongful mores, but today’s lack of understanding of the precept causes of the past, has brought us to the current events of today. And should such events continue, will eventually lay waste to freedom and any purpose of prosperity.

    Everyone should understand that insight contained in the facets of the past will create positive growth in any society.

  3. Peggy says:

    More cooking the books. Note this seems to be happening in republican governor states that Biden and Trump need to win. Plus, other state’s counts are being questioned.

    Texas health officials remove over 3,000 ‘probable’ coronavirus cases from overall count:

    “The State of Texas today had to remove 3,484 cases from its Covid-19 positive case count, because the San Antonio Health Department was reporting ‘probable’ cases for people never actually tested, as ‘confirmed’ positive cases.- TDHS,” Fox 4 Dallas Evening News anchor Steve Eagar tweeted Wednesday. “What other departments make this same mistake?”

  4. Peggy says:

    Again, I love my country, but do NOT trust my government! How accurate or phoney are these numbers? We already know about the young man who died from a motorcycle accident, but was on the covid death list.

    Mt. Juliet man says even with no test, he’s informed he is COVID-19 positive by state:

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