Alexis Millbank has set up a petition at Change.org to ask the Board of Supvisors to not take marching orders directly from our dear leader Mr. Arkley. Good on Mrs. Milbank. Here is her introduction which you can find here.
On Wednesday, September 18th, one of our community’s wealthiest residents, Robin Arkley, called a public meeting to discuss homelessness. Before the public meeting, Mr. Arkley composed a message to the community and claimed: “Our City and County are being taken over by the homeless” and that city and county governments and local non-profits “actually encourage the homeless to come here and stay here.”
Please take a moment to digitally sign the petition. I don’t know Mrs. Milbank (yet – hope to someday) but she commented yesterday and I wanted to give her efforts as much publicity as I could.
I believe we can walk and chew gum. I say sign the petition and also take Mr. Arkeley up on his efforts. We do want our community to focus on our local human rights debacle we call homelessness. Join the Arkley’s committees and work from the inside to come up with real solutions, not just ordinances to brush the homeless further down the track and minimize services. Homelessness is an intractable problem which deserves deep thinking and solutions. Mr. Arkley needs our help to find those solutions. OH, AND sign the petition too.