Homeless / Transient Issue

Our quality of life in Barstow should strive to match the quality of our nice climate. As Mayor, I will lead the efforts to tackle the homeless and ever-growing population of the “dumping” of transients on our city streets. I propose to to create a position of “Health and Welfare Officer”. The funding will come from the existing categorical grant funding that the city already receives. We will also aggressively continue efforts in a pro-active manner to build partnerships with qualified and competent non-profit entities to support those who are in the most need. I propose that the city would financially support the non-profits efforts in this public benefit commitment. City financial support would come from existing and newly acquired “allowable” restricted and designated funds that the city has and receives to address such public benefit concerns.

What do you think? Share your thoughts below.


  1. Peggi Fries on August 4, 2020 at 6:24 pm


  2. Peggi Fries on August 4, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    We have been recognizing experts who are not experts for far too many years. It might be time to go outside the box to find answers.

    • Paul Courtney on August 5, 2020 at 7:15 am

      Bingo!!!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing you at the table.

      Thank You!

  3. Douglas Settle on October 2, 2020 at 1:17 am

    “Dumping” issues have been around for years, how do you propose to end / prevent this?

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