Will it be like Monterey’s program that spent the money on more cops and bus tickets to elsewhere?
A report prepared by Fischer and Cuneo said a 2013 count estimated about 1,240 homeless people on the Peninsula, including 350 women and several hundred elderly people.
“Many of these people are capable of working their way back into being productive members of society if given some assistance,”
Last year, the Monterey City Council set aside $40,000 for homeless services, but the fund was tapped in October to provide $20,000 to pay for increased police patrols downtown and on Fisherman’s Wharf. The Monterey council previously agreed to spend $1,500 to buy bus passes for homeless people needing transportation.