#1 Police Chief Uses Unique Method To Control Homeless Population11-17-2012, 01:13 AM
NEVADA CITY (CBS13) Ė A police chief says heís found a one-of-a-kind way to manage a growing problem in his city, and itís putting the homeless on the hot seat.
A new law would give Nevada City the power to hand out permits to a small group of homeless, which would give them permission to sleep in public. While the new ordinance would give some homeless a place to stay, it would tell others, mostly the troublemakers and the criminals, to stay away.
ďI come down here every fall,Ē said Bob Barton, who chooses to be homeless in Nevada City.
For Barton, the new ordinance that would essentially identify law-abiding homeless and reward them is music to his ears.
ďThe goal is to start managing the homeless population within our city,Ē said Chief James Wickham.
Wickham asked council members to pass a no-camping ordinance.
ďIt just basically means you canít set up a tent. You canít live in your vehicle. You canít live in the woods in Nevada City,Ē he said.
That is unless you have a permit.
I'm sure these will be issued free to the homeless, hopefully they don't decide the rest of us need to buy sleeping Licenses.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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