Homelessness

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Brian Jones to announce a new bill tackling the homelessness crisis in San Diego and California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2022

CONTACT: Nina Krishel @ 916.651.4038

***Media Advisory***

Senator Brian Jones to announce a new bill tackling the homelessness crisis in San Diego and California

Who?

Community leaders including Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, law enforcement officials, local elected officials, and school officials

What?

Jones will announce a new bill that he plans to introduce on the first day of the next legislative session, December 5, 2022. Stakeholders and supporters of the bill will also attend and speak about the benefits of this new policy.

Jones’s bill will prohibit homeless encampments near sensitive community areas such as schools, parks, libraries, and day-care centers. Additionally, the bill requires enforcement officers to provide information about sleeping alternatives, homeless and mental health services, and homeless shelters.

Draft language of the bill will be distributed at the press conference.

Where?

Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

When? 

Friday, September 24, 2022, 10:00am.

Jones will be available after the press conference for interviews and any additional questions.

Why?

Homelessness in San Diego shot up 10 percent in the last year and is skyrocketing across the state. Sadly, California’s homelessness crisis has turned into a public health and public safety crisis. Modeled after a recent measure passed by the City of Los Angeles, Jones’s bill will help compassionately clear encampments and help connect homeless individuals to services they desperately need. Jones’s bill specifically protects sensitive community areas closest to our most vulnerable population—our children who go to school and day-care centers, play in parks, and read books at libraries.

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Senator Brian W. Jones was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 representing the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine, Escondido, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and parts of the City of San Diego.