Oakland gets $4.7M to clean up Wood Street homeless encampment

The state will allocate $4.7 million to help improve conditions at the Oakland homeless encampment on Wood Street.

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Mark Fabela
Mark Fabela
89 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Which nonprofit will receive the sole source contact on this $4.7M? The $$$ will be squandered, and the people that need it the most will see pennies on the dollar. I can smell the corruption from the other side of the bay.

Louis
Louis
23 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Do people know how much money this is? They about to steal this shit quick and the encampment is going to look exactly the same.

Elmano Gonsalves
Elmano Gonsalves
20 · 10 days ago · Twitter

You have young able bodied people sitting there all day and they can’t even keep their surroundings clean and orderly? You should pay the homeless people to clean up the encampments and the neighborhoods. They can clean all the litter, debris, and graffiti. Give them purpose.

Scott Rhodes
Scott Rhodes
19 · 10 days ago · Twitter

It's time for society to quit coddling those who don't want to even try in life. I've been homeless and I worked my way back up.

Scott Rhodes
Scott Rhodes
18 · 10 days ago · Twitter

I've been homeless before and I cleaned up after myself. I ride Bart quite often and when you go by the West Oakland station, you can look down and see the garbage. These people can clean up that area themselves. Bring in some dumpsters and distribute cleaning equipment.

Elmano Gonsalves
Elmano Gonsalves
14 · 10 days ago · Twitter

For the $4.7 million the City could employ 150 homeless people at $15 per hour to pick up litter, debris, and eradicate graffiti next to the camps and all over Oak. Think about how much cleaner and better maintained the city would be with 150 additional workers for a entire year.

CanuckAmuck
CanuckAmuck
15 · 10 days ago · Twitter

You can clean it up for them, but remember that they CHOOSE to live like this and it will be filthy again in a month. Then what? Another $5 mill?

This squatting is illegal - they need to move back to wherever they came from or get a job & an actual shelter.

Elmano Gonsalves
Elmano Gonsalves
15 · 10 days ago · Twitter

You “fix it” by cleaning it up and refusing to allow people to live here in these miserable conditions again. They are going to completely waste this money. Build some shelters. Don’t enable this misery and don’t siphon this money to the homeless non profit industry.

1r0nm41d3n
1r0nm41d3n
12 · 10 days ago · Twitter

What a waste of more money. Send them back to city/​state of origin.

Penelope Pitstop
Penelope Pitstop
11 · 11 days ago · Twitter

Why’d it get this bad in the first place? The money will get wasted and it will return to looking like a 3rd world country. Drug addiction, mental health and crime have not been addressed properly. Caused by Democrat policies

Glenn Yamaguchi
Glenn Yamaguchi
11 · 10 days ago · Twitter

If they would get rid of the homeless, that would improve conditions there immensely.

im piper
im piper
9 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Im struggling to put food in the table for my family & they do this? Give the homeless even more.

GeorgetheLovableCurmudgeon
GeorgetheLovableCurmudgeon
7 · 10 days ago · Twitter

I am almost speechless. Almost $5million dollars....FFS...cut 'em all a check and tell 'em goodbye

Nun of Your Business
Nun of Your Business
5 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Please, someone: explain what is wrong here. What about this tweet is so objectionable, this app is making it ‘unavailable’ to view?? Politicians are being called out by name. Have they bribed someone??

Please, judge for yourself. https://t.co/​yUYZyBreju

Bug Spray
Bug Spray
5 · 10 days ago · Twitter

Seems like, at this point, a match and a bulldozer would be the most affordable option.