As the 2024 election approaches, voters across the country are grappling with a range of issues, including the growing homelessness crisis in many cities. Unfortunately, the Democratic leadership’s response to this issue has been nothing short of disastrous. In San Diego, for example, city officials are requesting state funds to buy three hotels for the city’s homeless at a cost of $383,000 per room. This comes on the heels of a similar initiative that failed last year, in which the city purchased two hotels to house homeless people at a cost of $278,000 to $353,000 per room.
Despite the clear evidence that these expensive hotel purchases are not an effective solution to the homelessness crisis, Democratic leaders in San Diego have doubled down on this strategy, even as the homeless population continues to soar. This is a failure of leadership that is harming vulnerable individuals and wasting taxpayer dollars.
In addition to the misguided hotel purchase strategy, the lack of oversight and accountability within the Democratic-led county’s homeless program has led to tragic consequences. Recently, an underage girl was molested in a taxpayer-funded motel, yet the Democratic leadership has remained silent on the matter. This lack of accountability is unacceptable and puts the safety of nearby residents and business owners at risk.
The Democrats’ response to the homelessness crisis has been costly, ineffective, and lacking in accountability. It is time for voters to hold the Democratic leadership accountable for their failures and demand real solutions to this pressing issue.
San Diego leaders are requesting state funds to buy three hotels for the city’s homeless at a cost of $383,000 per room, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
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