OC Supervisor removal of homeless encampment: decisive action or strong-arm tactic

The Voice of OC has reported that Supervisor Shawn Nelson (District 4: northwest Orange County) had the riverbed homeless encampment near Anaheim Stadium along the Santa Ana river removed. The justification given was that the removal was needed for flood control purposes.  Anyone who’s seen Mr. Nelson, an attorney, in action knows he’s not averse to bold action or courting controversy.  This action is likely to attract another ACLU lawsuit on behalf of those displaced.

Given our City’s ongoing issues with increasing homelessness and ever more ‘assertive’ homeless, how do you view provocative moves such as Mr. Nelsons?


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