Political pressure mounts to solve San Diego's homeless crisis

Posted at 11:33 PM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-30 09:09:14-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - In the wake of an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, the political pressure to solve San Diego’s homeless crisis is mounting.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has been behind a push over the past two weeks to powerwash streets, install handwashing stations and set up tents in December.

But City Councilman, David Alvarez says, that’s not enough.

“It’s a shuffling of folks, it’s not a solution,” he said of the recent sweeps of the East Village, Midway district and San Diego River.

“Doing these things haphazard or doing it because you want to look good is not the right reason to do these things. We should focus solving the problem and not just trying to look good in the public,” said Alvarez.