Nor homelessness, either. The comments from some of our individual council members last week (as recorded today in the Leader) show that the majority of them won’t even back a 1/4 cent sales tax increase for overnight shelters.
Welcome to the 19th century. On this one Talamantes and Frutos are totally correct, and Gordon’s being the lamebrain. Something has to be done about the problem, as it has been in other and more sophisticated communities.
Maybe it’s time to move. Here’s a handy site that’ll tell you where to get your application in and when. Note that Sonoma County (and Monterey) always has an open list. You can apply at any time.
There are much nicer places to live than Burbank. The old Rust Belt areas have some fantastic deals, especially for older folks who aren’t that old. Ever seen upstate New York? The weather’s not that bad (NYC’s been almost 70 degrees the last couple days). They also have more active and accessible housing lists where you don’t have to wait a hundred years to get situated.
Trust us on this one: Burbank’s a pit. Culturally it won’t get any better. The smart money’s heading out quick.