There’s a lot going on these days so our Hillcrest Town Council meetings continue to have lots of lively discussion on all sorts of topics. At our Nov. 10 meeting, there was much discussion about two of Hillcrest’s hottest topics: homelessness and parking. Along with that, we also had a visit by state Sen. Marty Block.
Representatives from the San Diego Police Department, Councilmember Todd Gloria’s office and the Alpha Project spoke to attendees about homelessness issues in the neighborhood. While many Hillcrest residents and business owners agree that the area has a big homeless problem, it is also a citywide issue that leaders at all levels are working to address.
It estimated that there more than 8,000 homeless individuals living in San Diego. Residents who wish to report activity (such as public defecation/urination; taking materials from private recycling bins; sleeping on sidewalks, etc.) are encouraged to call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 619-531-2000. It’s very important that incidents are reported so police have a better grasp on what is going on. Business owners are encouraged to reach out to the Alpha Project to report activity at 619-542-1877.
The city of San Diego also has a webpage with tips for dealing with homeless people at bit.ly/1DrM9os.