A California town was so desperate to get rid of a massive homeless encampment that they paid each of the homeless residents up to $18,000 to get lost
· Sep 29, 2022 · NottheBee.com

This is quite honestly peak California:

Back in 2020, the homeless camp formed about a mile long. Six months ago, the City of Sausalito declared a state of emergency over the camp.

The camp grew and eventually, the city allowed the homeless to move to Marinship Park. They occupied the field and the tennis courts at the park, but neighbors said in recent months the camp had become a problem.

Now the city has closed the park, cleared everyone out, and is working on a plan to clean it up. Earlier this month, the City of Sausalito reached a settlement with a group representing the people who were living at Marinship Park.

In exchange for leaving, residents of the camp were given up to $18,000 each to find new housing. The camp was cleared out on August 15.

You can imagine the justifiable joy those folks felt when that money basically fell into their laps.

Still, uh, is it like the best idea in the world to give that much money to a very vulnerable demographic? I mean:

[A]bout 30 people qualified for the $18,000 payments. It was up to them to decide where they would go next.

That doesn't exactly sound like a recipe for success.

You keep doing you, California, let us know how it works out.

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