How about they crash at your place?LOWER OCEAN LOCAL WRITES: "want to get rid of the junkies... stiffer penalties for dealers, and manditory drug treatment for the addicts."
BECKY: The penalties are already stiff enough, but what we lack is any kind of system to treat addiction. At any given time, we have space for only TWO indigent drug addicts at one time. This is like spitting in a bucket. If we are serious about CURING heroin, crank, and meth addiction, then we need to fund treatment centers. JANUS does great work, but they need to be properly funded to make any kind of dent in the problem.
Oh, and housing is a HUGE help for homeless people who are trying to quit drugs.
Anybody arrested for "under the influence" need a mandatory 72 hrs in the hole...that should clean their system. After that, they get a one way ticket to their hometown! That will get rid of many of the offenders...let another town help with the problem as we know many were attracted to Santa Cruz becuase of the lax enforcement and ready supply of drugs!