ToDaZeD CaliZuela *facepalm*

JunkieTown in Motion Edition

Now that PrettyPrettyGavin [K]Newsome has proclaimed upon the land an Executive Order, Calizuela counties and cities are floppin’ around slithering toward the scent of Freeee Moneeeys™ my Precioussss.

Here’s an example — one among many — sent by a pal:

There is a 2.5 mile bike trail between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol which became a JunkieTown. What started as a few bums snoozing under a tree near cheap groceries and begging corners grew into a 2 mile long, tarp/garbage-crusted “camp trail.” It’s not “just country” out there; the trail borders established and new housing developments with more currently being built.

So, at a cost of $2Million the county proposed to move them …elsewhere. One option was into a parking lot at the County Center — right where those making the decision work. Suddenly a “Day Care Center” for “At Risk Children” appeared in the area which disqualified the site. …funny, that.

The only other site to be found in the whole, rather large, county?!?

A county property parking lot out front of some abandoned [asbestos] buildings 6+ miles from any shopping/starbucks/7-11/anything, smack in between a pair of high-end wineries. Along a narrow and dangerous highway with 6″ shoulders.

Official count is 250 tarp-tents in the current location. No official count of how many actual people. Who will be chosen for the 60 coveted places in aluminium garden sheds with “laundry and food service, a warming center, showers, a service hub, dog run with kennels”? [That there is a lotta infrastructure for what they call a "temporary emergency shelter."]

Those at risk of death[aren't they/we all?], exploitation or physical abuse [is this social worker speak for "the nice ones"? or for "the ash-oles"?], plus seniors and those suffering from severe or persistent mental illness [differentiate between 'mental illness' and 'the behavior demonstrated with long term IV drug use' plz] or medical conditions [8 (eight) miles from a hospital] would be given priority…

But more telling is the location of the site, a few hundred feet from: the County Juvenile Hall, Juvenile Court, County Probation, Juvenile Justice Center, and the “Children’s Home” for children headed into the foster system [yanno: "at risk"]. All involuntary wards of the state. hm…

Is that the role .gov has selected for the CaliZuela Bum/Junkie population: Dependents of The State?

Or actually Dependents By Choice, as no one can be compelled to accept offers of shelter. A nice balance to the 9th Circus decision that no one can be prevented from “camping” on public streets without the .gov has “a bed available” for them. [whatever that means]

This is being sold to the voters as a “temporary emergency shelter due to close in 90 days.”
[[2/1-4/30/20] Just No One mention there’s an election in March, eh?]

What then? Where they gonna make [for a vague value of "make"] these people go in April? Back to the bike trail? To some abandoned county buildings in some other poor slob of a taxpayers’ neighborhood? Are taxpaying citizens expected rotate the Crime, Rats and Disease [CRD™] on a quarterly basis all over town?

What happens if they all refuse to go anywhere?

Whadda world.

Further tidbits BTF »

The “man tapped to run the 90-day emergency camp” who will run the site is 1] City Councilman and B] heads the “nonprofit” Society of St Vincent De Paul contracted to run the “camp”.
Conflict of what, now?
[[NB The choice to move this JunkieTown to this site was made by the County Supervisors]]

The “camp” will be “secured and shielded from view by an 8 ft. fence and a strict 7pm curfew for campers.” [even the word "campers" is startin' to make me *shudder*]
Lemme get this straight: there is a fenced-in place [it's a freakin' parking lot] they are not allowed to leave after 7pm? Like a jail-lite? naaaah…
Or are they not allowed to enter after 7pm but can leave at any hour of the night and wander the countryside aimlessly seeking to score? Like they do where they are now.

Are those who don’t make it in by 7pm and, unable to get back to town, abandoned to wander? [how ya get a shopping cart onto a bus?] That seems a little cruel on the part on Teh State. To all concerned.

There is an upscale 55+ development across the highway [.25 mile] with ‘memory care facilities’ [.5 mi.]. There are high-end wineries and rural properties for miles. I predict a turn up in the rent-some-muscle market.

The hills around this area burned in ’17 and were evacuated in ’19. How long before those abandoned state buildings are breached and set afire? Burning asbestos – yum.




  1. staghounds
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 6:47 am |

    What lovely examples for those at risk children!

    And I love Funkytown! Alcazar’s version is he best though.

  2. rickn8or
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:41 am |

    Only the knowledge of my mid-south-collected taxes being sent to CaliZuela to finance this self-inflicted madness keeps me from sitting in the floor, rocking and giggling like a schoolgirl.

    On the other hand, my Oakland-based son, d-i-l and two grandsons are getting a look at the benefits of socialism up close and personal.

  3. Blake
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:55 am |

    Why does this have the odor of the Nazi era “move the undesirables out and put them in a concentration camp” which eventually lead to even worse?

    Remember, these Happy Fun Camps can also be used for other things.

    This looks an awful lot like a trial run.

  4. Blake
    Posted January 17, 2020 at 11:56 am |

    By the way, Claire, great post.

  5. staghounds
    Posted January 18, 2020 at 6:50 am |

    “move the undesirables out and put them in a concentration camp”

    Like the housing projects?

  6. rickn8or
    Posted January 18, 2020 at 11:19 am |

    Blake, one of the first suggestions to “repurpose” NAS Moffett Field when it got BRAC’d was to provide shelter for homeless people.

    Oh, the people of Santa Clara County had some grand and grandiose plans for that place…

  7. Blake
    Posted January 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm |

    ^Remember when making such statements were laughed off as paranoia?