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Old 12-31-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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And I still own a house five minutes from downtown, in Barton Hills.

which has grown 10X in value since you bought it, and you continue to milk it for rent instead of living in it.

btw, how many homeless people are walking around your neighborhood in Jarrell? Must be a nuisance.

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Old 12-31-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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Uh. Yeah. I’ll ask again. How many documentable hours do you have doing something about the actual core issue?.
If you only knew. I can't tell you what I've done, because it's very specific and would give away my anonymity. I have very personal knowledge of the scope and causes of the problem.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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Back on Topic: what can the suburbs do to help solve the homeless problem?
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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If you only knew. I can't tell you what I've done, because it's very specific and would give away my anonymity. I have very personal knowledge of the scope and causes of the problem.
Then we probably run into each other all the time. Shipping people away from jobs and resources just to house them doesn’t change the problem. It just hides it.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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Back on Topic: what can the suburbs do to help solve the homeless problem??
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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Back on Topic: what can the suburbs do to help solve the homeless problem?
Pay into a statewide program that actually combines resource allocation and services with enforcement of vagrancy and panhandling laws.
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:30 PM
 
Location: North Austin
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Pay into a statewide program that actually combines resource allocation and services with enforcement of vagrancy and panhandling laws.
So you think the suburbs would pay up for this? How to implement... maybe on a county level?
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Roaming has one correct approach via statewide regulated mandates, but make sure those beneficiaries are required to perform public service themselves (picking up trash, sweeping streets/sidewalks & the like). Plus the mentally ill who cannot function independently should be instutionalized - forcibly if necessary.

Much of the funding could be diverted from the wasted millions in the futile “war on drugs”. Decriminalize illicit recreational drugs, tax them, then apply the revenue for treatment rather than incarcerate the addicts & abusers (excepting the hardcore types - keep them off the streets).

Such would be a good start.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Amazing how much this “new” poster knows about the long term posters on this site.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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So you think the suburbs would pay up for this? How to implement... maybe on a county level?
This right here is the million dollar question. It would have to be a statewide program, and that’s where the federalist/county system in TX begins to break down. Suburban cities will absolutely have to pay into it. That’ll be their price for their “clean” streets. As it stands, all they do is kick the can down the road and peer down their nose.
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