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Annual Count Of Homeless Contra Costa Residents Scheduled For Wednesday


Contra Costa will conduct its annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count, documenting homeless residents throughout the county on January 25.

Data from the PIT Count helps government, service providers and community advocates develop effective responses to the needs of local people. The information is also a required part of the county’s requests for federal and state funding for homeless services.

During the 2020 count, the last year for which we have reliable data, there were about 2,277 homeless people in Contra Costa County.

Data gathered during this year’s count will not be available for several months.



Original G January 24, 2023 - 4:40 PM - 4:40 PM

To be followed shortly there after by another, day glow, photo OP press conference with an appropriate background where newsom will likely announce spending of millions more in taxpayer dollars . . . . .
“Just a few months after Gavin Newsom was sworn in as mayor of San Francisco in 2004, he announced a plan to get all of the city’s chronically homeless residents off the streets within 10 years.”
San Francisco Board of Supervisors 1997-2004
Mayor 2004-2011
Lt governor 2011-2019
governor 2019-present . . . . .
any positive results on homelessness or addiction from all that time holding public office?????
But he gives press conference, . . . . so well . . . .
Would appear neither newsom nor DEMs have any clue how to “FIX” homelessness or drug addiction.
“San Francisco has become the Emperor: pompous, ridiculous, flamboyant, lavish spending, Dumpster Fire”
Katy Grimes caglobe

The Fearless Spectator January 24, 2023 - 9:06 PM - 9:06 PM

Newsom’s a Dud.
You know it, I know it, Mrs. Newsom knows it; he’s a Dud.

Cellophane January 24, 2023 - 6:04 PM - 6:04 PM

I believe that there is no one in government, left, right, or center, who has any clue about how to resolve this homeless catastrophe.

I do know that the ultimate goal is for American Government to turn America into a third-world country. Look at any country in Africa and see what the government has in store for America.

Anything the government says or does about the homeless is nothing more than lip service.

Resolving this catastrophe is not part of the government’s agenda.

Making it a standard part of American life is part of the agenda.

Danged ineffectual January 25, 2023 - 1:29 AM - 1:29 AM

Granted, I don’t think it’s realistic to think that homelessness can be 100% eradicated. There genuinely are people who prefer to be houseless. That being said, Finland and Austria have a lot of effective policies that have been meeting the needs of those who want to be housed.

Just Saying January 24, 2023 - 6:31 PM - 6:31 PM

I hope they can count homeless better than they can count votes for the President of the United States

Rich January 24, 2023 - 7:26 PM - 7:26 PM

I’m in Hawaii this week and the homeless camps here are much cleaner than the homeless/druggie camps in Concord. I think our Homeless Industrial Complex friends here are ignoring the elephant in the room regarding our homeless like being homeless

Cautiously Informed January 24, 2023 - 7:46 PM - 7:46 PM

Count ‘‘em up CCC, so you figure out how to give them money bled from taxpayers.

Danged ineffectual January 25, 2023 - 1:30 AM - 1:30 AM

Homeless people are also tax payers.

Parent January 25, 2023 - 8:39 AM - 8:39 AM

Damaged ineffectual

They do? Maybe some …

Most do not work. Many steal or are given food, clothes, etc. the vehicles they have are usually running with expired registration.

So yes, for the very few who spend money in a store or buy gasoline, they pay taxes. The majority do not.

Original G January 24, 2023 - 8:07 PM - 8:07 PM

More history, passed by DEM controlled congress, … “Oct. 31, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed a bill meant to free many thousands of Americans with mental illnesses from life in institutions. It envisioned building 1,500 outpatient mental health centers to offer them community-based care instead.”…
An of course subsequent follow thru federal funding after 1963 was dismal, but damage was done.
At any time in yeas since congress could have picked up the problem, giving money etc. . . . . . crickets
Now if concept of “community based”, sounds familiar it should.
example: State of CA forced all 58 counties to assume responsibility of supervision of all but a tiny fraction of state prison parolees. When ever state of CA can they force costs and responsibilities down onto the counties.
Facilities of incarceration have become largest providers of mental health.
Here in CA it takes significant effort for the mentally ill committing criminal acts to become incarcerated other than 5150 holds.
How often over the years, if news report goes into enough detail, do we hear words “is known to law enforcement”. Our first responders are now forced to repeatedly deal with irrational folks up until they often they kill someone and are finally off the street.
Perhaps the old way was better ? ? ?
How many paychecks away from being homeless in this time of intentionally manufactured inflation are families? Balances on personal credit cards are already above 2007-2008 levels. Food prices continue to increase while amounts of product in the packaging decreases.
This area is going to see a significant HIT when steel mill over the hill in Pittsburg permanently closes and is scrapped at end of the year. Result of CA over regulation and anti business political climate.
Businesses need political stability and regulatory certainty, both of which have been nonexistent in this state for many years. Thank a liberal politician . . . .

Danged ineffectual January 25, 2023 - 2:05 AM - 2:05 AM

Who do you think implemented community based care in CA?

It wasn’t a democrat.

You were getting SO CLOSE with your 3rd & 4th paragraphs.

I’m not an expert on it, but since the entire planet is expecting to face a steel shortage it is difficult to hold the idea that “over regulation and an anti-bussiness climate” in one state (even if it’s the 5th largest economy on the planet) when the supply has been going down, globally.

Food for thought

Regulatory stability comes from having regulation that encourages innovation that does not hold profit as it’s main goal.

Original G January 25, 2023 - 11:23 AM - 11:23 AM

CA’s 5th largest economy won’t last

Oh, please January 25, 2023 - 7:33 PM - 7:33 PM

Lol. Since when has the idea of NOT getting a profit spurred anyone to innovate???? Lol. That is why you don’t see any medical advancements coming out of more socialist countries very much…

Martinezmike January 24, 2023 - 8:31 PM - 8:31 PM

I believe that “Count of the Homeless” should be an offical title given. Like King of the Gypsies.

American Citizen January 25, 2023 - 11:04 AM - 11:04 AM

Arrest them all on vagrancy charges. Take them down into the desert and put up a “Burning Man” style camp there. Give them all a bag of dope and a knife. They will resolve the homeless problem themselves.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 25, 2023 - 2:57 PM - 2:57 PM

Well….. I did my part and counted 14 of ’em today.
Of course, I was only working in nice neighborhoods.

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