The homeless living in Lee Gerner Park in Novato has been a problem needing a solution for many months.
The City of Novato in collaboration with Homeward Bound of Marin have proposed a comprehensive program that includes housing, health services, job training and the prospect of a job for most of these individuals. This program comes from two organizations that have partnered for many years to provide support services and housing opportunities for those in need.
It is unfortunate and short sighted that the homeless chose to file a lawsuit resulting in a federal court order that has put the implementation of this program on hold. (TRO issued in Lee Gerner Park brouhaha, MARINSCOPE Week of July 21, 2021.) I hope the court will decide this program is a great solution to move the homeless toward new opportunities.