San Diegans think homelessness is getting worse, would support spending more tax dollars to help, new poll shows
By John Wilkens
May 26, 2018
Most of the San Diego residents think that homelessness has been getting worse, and they'd like to help by paying more tax dollars. They think that the major cause of homelessness in San Diego is from housing costs.
A USA survey was taken and the poll showed that there were 8,576 homeless people in San Diego County. 60% of people said homelessness was getting worse, while 11% said it was getting better and 24% said it stayed the same.
Most of the residents who participated in the survey wanted to pay more to help the homeless, 53% of the participants who were asked who's the most responsible for reducing homelessness said the "elected officials" were responsible. The rest said themselves, their families, service providers, and a few said business providers.
The city officials set up large tents for the homeless people, and the majority of the residents said that is was really helping while the others disagreed. The residents said that they would support the tents staying open "indefinitely".
I think that was a great idea t construct a survey for an issue like this. It felt as if the issue wasn't being addressed well enough, but this was a great opportunity for people who want to help to do so and share their opinions on this matter. I just hope that they stick to what they wanted to do to help out the homeless people. I found that some people have complained about taxes though and they don't want to be paying any more for additions like this for example.
I will comment on Kaycee's and Karsten's blog.