Turlock homeless shelter permit denied

Jul 4, 2008 Full story: Modesto Bee 14

WHAT HAPPENED: The Turlock City Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny a permit that would allow construction of a $900,000 temporary cold weather homeless shelter near the waste-water treatment facility ...

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No Tweakers In Turlock

Modesto, CA

#1 Jul 8, 2008
Send the so-called "homeless" freeloading drug addicts to Stockton or Fremont. Bus tickets would be much cheaper than this stupid homeless shelter. You bleeding heart idiots are the problem. Quit giving free handouts.
gridley

United States

#2 Jul 17, 2008
Are you serious? Perhaps the " handout" you recieved growing up, never was applied to these homeless people.
We live in the United States, not a third World Country.
HMMMM what would you do with the money? Im sure your investment to our future would be smart.
40yrbride

United States

#3 Aug 2, 2008
Homeless people are not all drug addicts,many people are just one or two paychecks from being homeless. I wonder if you had a friend that lost there job and unemployment could not pay their expenses, how quickly would you put them on a bus?
From Oregon

Kennewick, WA

#4 Aug 6, 2008
I can not believe that there are such cold hearted people in this country. People are homeless for a variety of reasons. What about the poor innocent children that are affected by this situation. I think more power to Turlock for thinking about housing the homeless. Maybe some one like "No tweekers in Turlock" should volunteer some of their time there and see how many of them are tweekers.
Scant

Stockton, CA

#5 Sep 19, 2008
I have volunteered months to the homeless in Turlock. I witnessed a variety of things that happen in that community. It is a benefit to everyone in Turlock for the shelter to be built, but city codes make that virtually impossible to happen. Get a bunch of ninnies in the city council like we have now, and nothing will ever be done. Business owners will complain about the homeless' presence and how they deter customers, hurting their businesses. I have never seen the homeless bother anyone's business. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but just that I have never seen it. They are human beings such as you and I. We all want the same thing. A warm place to sleep, and food to eat. Everything else is relative.
Shocked

Stockton, CA

#6 Nov 24, 2008
I too can not believe how cold people are today. As for "No Tweakers In Turlock" You don't even live in Turlock. I am sick about the shelter, I have stuff I really want to donate. I was raised with the moto "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" Ya know? People today are so quick to judge..not a good thing. Just remember this, we reap what we soe..and thats a fact. Would like to know if there is someplace to take things for the homeless?
No handout

Chico, CA

#7 Nov 24, 2008
Sorry, I am glad that it got turned down. I've seen too many nice communities go down hill when temp shelters spring up. I am all for apartment style facilities with regulations and drug testing. Over night check in places cause trouble.
lonelykid18

Salida, CA

#8 Dec 27, 2009
wow drug addicts??..no..im not a drug addict,im 18 and homless do to this economy..i think its bull that these ppl are so quick to judge one another..take a good look around these towns are fallin apart real fast. and theres nothing we can do abot it..im in turlock and everyday gets harder and harder and colder and colder..with no help coming our way..
Sick of the bums

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jul 22, 2013
The reason Turlock has this homeless tweeker population is because the churches bus them in from nearby dumpy areas, then unload them on the people of Turlock to deal with. We cannot use one single park in Turlock because of these people & yes they are tweekers. Turlock is tired of them. Perhaps those of us who produce goods & services for Turlock should move away & let the tweeker bums take over. Unless the city actually wants to do something about these destructive people.
tj

Kent, WA

#10 Jul 28, 2013
lonelykid18 wrote:
wow drug addicts??..no..im not a drug addict,im 18 and homless do to this economy..i think its bull that these ppl are so quick to judge one another..take a good look around these towns are fallin apart real fast. and theres nothing we can do abot it..im in turlock and everyday gets harder and harder and colder and colder..with no help coming our way..
If you are homeless why do you have access to the Internet & worrying about what others are saying vs looking for a job?!
tj

Kent, WA

#11 Jul 28, 2013
No Tweakers In Turlock wrote:
Send the so-called "homeless" freeloading drug addicts to Stockton or Fremont. Bus tickets would be much cheaper than this stupid homeless shelter. You bleeding heart idiots are the problem. Quit giving free handouts.
I agree! They are all drug addicts & a waste of space! They are here just waiting for handouts!
JSS

Ripon, CA

#13 Nov 25, 2013
When the FEMA military comes for you cold hearted beasts of no conscious, and you are screaming in abject terror for someone to help you, I and everyone else will state, "You didn't help us when we needed shelter, we won't help you." You filthy cold hearted piece of human emptiness, you will be judged, and I'll be waiting at the pearly gates when your condemned soul faces me and my lord, I will whisper in his ear and point your way, and say, "That's The One." You soulless void of human compassion.
JSS

Ripon, CA

#14 Nov 26, 2013
JSS wrote:
When the FEMA military comes for you cold hearted beasts of no conscious, and you are screaming in abject terror for someone to help you, I and everyone else will state, "You didn't help us when we needed shelter, we won't help you." You filthy cold hearted piece of human emptiness, you will be judged, and I'll be waiting at the pearly gates when your condemned soul faces me and my lord, I will whisper in his ear and point your way, and say, "That's The One." You soulless void of human compassion.
Brilliant response!
Sick of the bums

Turlock, CA

#16 Feb 4, 2014
lonelykid18 wrote:
wow drug addicts??..no..im not a drug addict,im 18 and homless do to this economy..i think its bull that these ppl are so quick to judge one another..take a good look around these towns are fallin apart real fast. and theres nothing we can do abot it..im in turlock and everyday gets harder and harder and colder and colder..with no help coming our way..
if no help is coming your way in Turlock (don't believe it, you can eat for free all day in town and the welfare office is practically downtown) then why don't you go to one of the bigger cities that has facilities set up for the freebies you are looking for?

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