Dear Editor: Here’s a thought: Start by doing the bare minimum!

There’s a lot of uproar about what to do with problems plaguing our community. How about just doing the minimum, to start.

Instead of law enforcement just sitting on the side of the road, how about patrolling our roads? U.S. Highway 101 is not the only street in our area.

When they see someone is living in a car or RV where they are not supposed to, make contact and tell them to leave.

RV parks are zoned for temporary and overnight stay only, not full-time living. Enforce it, or change the ordinance to have these people counted on our tax roll and each occupied space incurring a tax.

Heck, if someone is jaywalking, enforce it. If someone is parked the wrong way on the street, enforce it.

Citizens are not becoming homeless here, they are coming here. Why? There are no jobs or housing for them. Yet there seems to be a bunch of people who think we need to cater to them.

Okay, if that’s your thing, why are you not opening your homes to them? Why are the churches that claim they want to help not employing them and letting them sleep on their pews?

If our elected officials can’t, or won’t, do at least the minimum their jobs require of them, they need to go! They should be recalled or voted out.

Just do your jobs, even if it’s the bare minimum.

Harold Bailey



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