Wednesday, March 18, 2020

#atxcouncil: Leaving Homeless Encampments in Place (while Shutting Down the Rest of Us)

"If a ruler pays attention to lies,
All his servants become wicked."
Proverbs 29:12

Because of course:

[Note: For those who are (blissfully) unaware, Austin Sanders is the city hall correspondent for the Austin Chronicle.]

Is this a joke?!?

At a time when 90% of the city is shut down due to a mayoral edict...they're going to allow homeless encampments to remain in place?!?

No, this a joke?!?

We said our piece on this topic when they shut down #Sx, but it bears repeating:  Under normal circumstances, we think the so-called 'public health' claims about homeless encampments are exaggerated.  The real issue with the encampments is the petty crime and general unsightliness.  In the current situation, however, homeless encampments ought to be the first place you look to shut down transmission of infectious diseases.

Instead, those are the one place that will be left completely alone.


Bottom Line: Par for the course with this city council, but still....

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