“It’s very apparent there are clients taking advantage of these services while they have criminal activity they are partaking in — I have personally observed it. Anyone who spends time on Coral Street can tell you: The vehicles, the cast of characters that have been around there for years. I’m convinced the services are not working. That is not the kind of agency that is giving our community a good outcome.”
Lynn Robinson, Vice Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz on the Homeless Services Center
Recent Sentinel article with Lynn Robinson’s full letter to the Homeless Services Center Director.
Open letter to City Council in support of Lynn Robinson
This video was filmed in the area around the Homeless Services Center in January of 2013. These are the kinds of people that Lynn Robinson witnessed first hand. She was there helping others clean up the mess of trash, needles, feces, and other waste left behind in the neighborhood surrounding the Homeless Services Center.
There are people that want you to believe it’s not this bad. See for yourself how bad it is. Watch this video.
(Video may not be safe for work.)