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Voices

“I think we as a society are asking these people to be more accountable for themselves.”

--Donna Landeros,

Ventura city manager

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“I don’t think there is any evidence up and down the coast that if you become harder and less tolerant that you significantly lessen the homeless population. All you have done is become harder and less tolerant.”

--Rick Pearson,

Homeless services advocate

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“I really, truly believe this is a regional issue that crosses all city boundaries and requires a regional solution. As always, it’s going to come down to some money. . . . “

--Kathy Long,

Ventura County supervisor

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“It really seems like they are getting meaner. They say they want you off the street but then they don’t give you any place to go.”

--Joyce Snow,

10-year homeless resident


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