Report of 15 transients on the playground equipment at Vera Cruz Park. It sounds like a takeover.
Your never to old to be a kid :)
5:17 Yes " I'm" you forgot the Awesome part :)
Sounds exciting! Maybe protesting the new playground ordinance? Love to see a photo of this!
Then they should have adult playgrounds...On scene with 2 subjects.
build it and they will come
Maybe they read Edhat.
One in custody at Vera Cruz Park...Not sure why exactly.
Thank You, SBPD Play ground structures are for children not for adults to make a point
The new police station should have gone on Vera Cruz park. For the last 30 years that I recall that park has been nothing except a stomping grounds for hobos. Tyranny of the few over the many.
Isn't this the playground where a child was pricked by a used needle? A year or two ago?
Would love a photo too..Maybe, they are doing selfies...
The homeless have taken over that park for years now. The city needs to taken control back of these parks so the kids have a safe place to play. A few years ago a child was pricked by a used needle. If the city isn't going to monitor and take control back the playground should just be removed all together
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I love it! Vagrants taking over Santa Barbara parks and streets and public spaces. I absolutely love it. When you invite it, revel in it, cheer it on and tolerate it, then you deserve it. Enjoy your vagrants!
Adamvant- so sad but so true.
Most of us realize that we have to follow the rule of law. We have currently a prime example of what can happen in the public space when a prominent figure does not. So, unless the US Constitution has been changed, 15 people can congregate in a public space without violating the law. I know how irritating this is to you, but it is true.
OK @Adam your happy they are taking over your no longer allowed to complain about anything you have finally evolved get on down to Vera Cruz and join them.
It's only irritating to me because of the Children if I had a kid and I took him or her to a public playground and someone pulled down their pants to dispose of their waste in front of my kid I'd rub their face in it. In fact something like this did happen once here in Santa Barbara I took my Nephew to place arcade games downtown years ago and a grown man put his hands on my 10 year old Nephews back side so I put my hands on the guys face acouple times and I picked him up and threw him in the trash. I do follow the rule of the law...
Adamvant do you do anything affirmative, anything at all to make a difference in this community or do you just complain?
Once the new police station is built, this will be the nicest park in SB. One of the many perks of building it at the Cota lot.
You're a dreamer.
But I'm not the only one.....
Build in electric shock system. Remote control for patrol. Problem solved.
15 eh? Yo Ho Ho (and a bottle of rum).
Madame Mayor Murillo; When are you going to get our parks back? When are you going to do anything other than attending ribbon cutting ceremonies, left-wing protests, and sexual orientation photo op events? How about at least making some sort of statement about the transient takeover, even if it is a lie? Crickets is not cutting it.
So easy to criticize. Please elaborate on what actions the Mayor could have taken to solve this national problem? Please stick to actions that conform to our Constitution.
Honestly, if you don’t know, then you are not worth the time to explain. Be aware and pay mind Pit. You are more than capable of deciphering the issues. Or maybe you are just being a troll? That couldn’t be the case now could it?
PITMIX - She could start by actually DOING or SAYING something in public other than photo ops. I haven't heard a "message" from the mayor in any way over the last years.
Maybe you have missed her actions at the weekly council meetings over the last years? More than photo ops, right? SBO, I really want to know what you think the Mayor could have done differently than any other city with this problem. If you don't want to explain they you are just trolling. Please try to propose options consistent with the constitution and also avoid programs that have been tried and discarded in other cities in our state due to legal issues.
It is tragic to see public spaces taken over by drugs, hobos and trash. Kids can't play in parks when there are liquor mini bottles, broken glass shards, empty coke/meth bags, and even needles lying around. I find at least one, usually several, of these items when I go to most city parks now. We pay too much to live here and tolerate this gradual takeover of public space. At least it's not as bad as LA and Santa Monica....yet.
Do your civic duty as an American. Stop complaining, get active to change what’s wrong. Every resident must be held accountable for SB.
I walk by Vera Cruz Park routinely and you're always guaranteed to see transients sleeping or congregating in that little park. I would never take a child to play in an unsafe environment like that. Why would the city have kids playground there is if it's not going to do something about that situation?
Taken over by transients? Aren't we were all transient. I thought it was being especially nice to have a park for the street people. Very few children in the area around Vera Cruz Park. Not much parking for parents and a restroom shortage too. Maybe the sitty could bus in some permanent children to displace the undesirable transients from the playground area.
Transient- a person who is staying or working in an area for a short time. How are we all transients?
This park and it’s current state is yet another shining example of why Cathy Murillo is the worst mayor in our city’s history. This is what happens when you elect an inept nincompoop who couldn’t lead her way out of a pantry... the worst part is that she actually thinks she is due a promotion! Phfff
Who's Cathy Murillo?
She wins every time she runs and is running for assembly now. Seems like a lot of people disagree with you.
I don't agree with everything the mayor does but for the most part I think she is doing a good job. I did not vote for her either I voted for Hal to honor an agreement I had with my girlfriend. There are some people here that say she is the worse mayor Santa Barbara has ever had I don't know about that because I'm not that old, I guess in order to know that I'd have to be about 150 years old or so..People sure live along time in Santa Barbara.
The parks were like that before she became Mayor.
Good point Roger. Some on edhat obviously look for anything negative to disparage the mayor.
Everyone can use a public park but what happens when police called for breaking the law? What are laws for loitering, yelling obscenities threatening others, consuming alcohol, using needles, of deficating, urinating, fornicating in public? Why not designate certain public land for homeless? (Then put in bathrooms, showers and storage lockers.)
Are you offering your property for this? If so, please contact the City immediately. Because the rest of us are NIMBY on this one.