It’s that time again, THC fans!
And even though, as always, there are plenty of strong nominees in the field for THC’s dumb quote of the week from your usual public servants, this week’s dark horse winner hails from
We are speaking, of course, about Nezzie Wade, AHHA’s Board Chair. And here’s her DQOTW in regards to AHHA’s plan for establishing 25-30 “temporary” camps throughout the County, per the masterful Hank Sims over at LoCO.
“The plan is to keep going until we solve homelessness”
This absolute gem came from Wade’s response to a question from Councilmember Kim Bergel about the proposed duration of the “temporary” homeless sanctuaries. If the prevailing idea in one of the area’s leading homeless proponent groups is that they are going to “solve homelessness,” then we might as well just forget about any sane input from that corner regarding how to address our area’s problems with lack of housing. “Solving homelessness” is not an achievable goal, and THC don’t care who says that it is. Not gonna happen.
THC would like to recognize that Nezzie Wade’s clueless comment on “solving” homelessness was only made possible by the City of Eureka abandoning the recommendations made to them by Focus Strategies – the consultant group that was paid $80k to come up with a report and potential solutions to the homeless issues. Frankly, we were convinced that Mayor Jager’s speech pushing for the establishment of a homeless camp was a dead lock for sweeping this week’s DQOTW, but we stand corrected by Ms. Wade.
Another key part of AHHA’s presentation was their decision that we should sanction the use of illegal drugs and alcohol on City Property. We imagine she looked like this when she said that:
Get it? Because someone would have to be high as f*** to think that allowing such drug abuse on government property is not only a good idea, but one that would be acceptable to both the government or the majority of citizens. That’s just bonkers.