#KevinFaulconer office flails as #HepatitisA crisis continues to ravage #SanDiego

Weeks before the international media descended on a deadly hepatitis A outbreak linked to San Diego’s swelling homeless population, the city claimed it didn’t have a suitable spot to shelter the unsheltered.

Craig Gustafson, a spokesman for Mayor Kevin Faulconer, in July told The San Diego Union-Tribune that the city didn’t own a property that came without “serious challenges, whether they be logistical or financial” to hosting homeless services.

Four months and a dozen hepatitis deaths later, suddenly officials found they had at least two properties suitable for those purposes — a pair of parking lots now being used as a homeless tent camp and a safe parking zone.

The parcels were among fewer than two dozen city-owned lots officials previously vetted as potentially compatible for long-sought homeless facilities over the past year.

Source: City’s list of lots ruled out homeless shelter — that is, until the hepatitis crisis hit

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  1. Maybe jerry who is responsible for the homesless epidemic could cough up some of his billions in TAX money to help his state out.. But the Choo-Choo train to no where is more important than a deadly epidemic in his state.

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