April 2, 2012 (San Diego)--Preliminary results are in from the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) annual count of homeless countywide, the ‘WeALLCount Campaign’ conducted on January 27, 2012. This year more than 700 volunteers (550 in 2011) participated, including many community and elected leaders. According to the findings, the total number of homeless countywide is now 9,800 people—an 8.9% rise from last year.
Editor’s note: On March 28 at 9 .a.m. the San Diego Board of Supervisors will vote on recommendations made by its Red Tape Reduction Task Force, including potentially eliminating or weakening community planning groups, as well as eliminating the county’s Resource Protection Ordinance.
By Patsy Fritz, Pauma Valley
Dear Chairman Roberts and Honorable Members of the Board: