Homeless Camp Clearing on Pine Ave

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There is a lot of police activity in the area of Pine Ave and Thornwood in Goleta this morning. They appear to be clearing out a homeless camp.

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Coolio Oct 10, 2019 10:24 AM
Homeless Camp Clearing on Pine Ave

Good to hear! Who's responsible for clearing out the homeless camps along the side of the freeway? Caltrans? You see a few of them when driving northbound between State Street overpass and the Carrillo off ramp. After the fire there recently you'd think they all would've been cleared outta there. I imagine it's a bit like playing whack-o-mole for the eviction crew.

a-1571477145 Oct 10, 2019 09:45 AM
Homeless Camp Clearing on Pine Ave

To whom do we report homeless encampments in Goleta? I’m never sure where the boundaries are for Noleta/City of Goleta/whatever.

JB86 Oct 11, 2019 08:25 PM
Homeless Camp Clearing on Pine Ave

Go to the City of Goleta web site. Find 'I want to report' go there. It is pretty easy. I have reported abandoned cars and derelict properties, and they do seem to respond. The issue with some problems like homeless camps is they just seem to relocate. The police and City have been trying to deal with camps around Glen-Annie and the RR/101 for years; uproot one, another just pops up a few hundred yards away. Repeat. Its not the City's fault, there are just state laws that prevent decisive permanent action that might impose on people's rights. Wish I knew the real answer.

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