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Cord Bauer, San Clemente

Dear Supervisor Spitzer, Supervisor Bartlett,

I realize that Sacramento leaves you with very little to work with, but the transient situation will probably be the thing that ends your careers in public life. San Clemente went through a long, expensive, tendentious process to set up the rules for a homeless shelter in town, not the shelter itself. Now a court order has all of Orange County scrambling regarding the riverbed transients.

The policies you enacted are sending felons, drug addicts, the mentally ill and sex offenders all over Orange County—and there is no real plan. We’re getting the transients here in San Clemente, and our local organization that helps the homeless (Family Assistance Ministries) has said that they weren’t notified. Our own city wasn’t notified. You have no plan.

There have been reports of improper behavior from the transients.
This is on you. You have no plan.

Ms. Bartlett, I was in your neighborhood Saturday for passport photos and saw two new transients on a street corner near your house. And that’s simply because you have no plan.

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