missausten 1 May 18, 2021 11:17 AM Illegal Campers at La Mesa Park GOOD NEWS: A solution better than anything we've come up with on this forum. It's already been built in Oakland CA under a big freeway open space by some of the homeless themselves and people who know how to build from discarded pallets, old rags, and mud. Google: Cob on Wood Oakland. You'll be pleasantly surprised to see the photos of this little village with community kitchen and other services, now funded by donations for expansion. "Cob on Wood organizers are helping unhoused residents to solve the problems they think the city hasn’t adequately addressed – from fire prevention to sanitation access – while organizing to collectively engage with city officials to get their support. It's costing taxpayers nothing. They broke ground in December. Clearing needles and trash from an area near Wood Street – a half-mile area lined with makeshift structures, RVs and tents – a crew of volunteers and camp residents under Elliott’s guidance used pallets to frame the structures. They were insulated with scavenged materials before being coated in “cob”, a mixture made from organic materials including sand, subsoil, water and straw. Each structure is lined with a “living roof” – featuring a garden – that creates an attractive aesthetic while insulating the inside from the abrasive city sounds and the elements.