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Persistent Problem of Homeless Population

August 02, 1992

I am an 85-year-old widow who has lived in Santa Monica for many years. I ride the blue buses to get around town and to Lincoln Park, where there are senior citizen activities. Everywhere I go, I see derelicts. I am afraid of these people, who constantly bother me for money. Can you imagine, they want my Social Security retirement money that I worked hard for! Every year, the problem gets worse in Santa Monica. I read in your paper that changes have been made by the City Council to get these people off our streets, but the problem gets worse.

Recently, I read that the city attorney won't follow the City Council's orders and doesn't cooperate with the Police Department's efforts to clean up this problem.

Some of my friends say that the City Council and city attorney care more about the homeless than they do the senior citizens. All I know is, there are more and more homeless on our streets. If the City Hall people want Santa Monica full of homeless, then we ought to vote them all out of office so they can be on the streets with their friends.

MARY CARR

Santa Monica

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