Tuesday, July 31, 2018

New Report Claims Sierra Madre's Homeless Population Has Dropped 100%

Here is an interesting concept. If a community doesn't build a homeless shelter, they are less likely to have a homeless problem. I suppose that could be argued over, but if there isn't the prospect of a cot and a hot (meal), there would be no real reason for a homeless person to show up here. And according to the following article it appears they have gone elsewhere.

These San Gabriel Valley cities have no homeless residents (Pasadena Star News link): The 2018 Los Angeles County homeless count numbers are out. Overall, the numbers in San Gabriel Valley are holding steady: 3,561 homeless individuals were counted in the Valley this year, just two more than last year. That bucks an overall trend for the county, which saw the homeless population shrink for the first time in four years, by 4 percent.

The numbers do not include Pasadena, which conducts its own count. Those numbers, released in May, showed 677 homeless individuals living in Pasadena in January 2018, an 18 percent increase from the year before.

But there are some cities with no homeless individuals living there, per the January count. They are: 

Bradbury
La Cañada Flintridge
San Marino
Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre was the only city to have dropped to zero; the others counted no homeless last year. Sierra Madre tallied one homeless individual in 2017.

So there you go. A 100% drop in the homeless population in Sierra Madre. Which City Councilmember is most likely to take the credit? My bet is on the one now planning to run for a higher office.

But it is yet another in a series of major accomplishments here. The water bond debt has been dampened, CalPERS costs have been reduced for the moment, mansionization has been dealt with through a tactic called complete abject surrender, and now the homeless problem has been solved.

They're working miracles down there.

Sometimes the best changes are the ones that didn't happen

In August of 2011 there was a burning irrational urgency to build a homeless shelter somewhere on East Montecito. Known to some as The Arts District. Here is how we described this 7 years ago.


The rest of the article can be viewed by clicking here.

So where is the lesson in all of this? If then Councilmember Joe Mosca and his equally witless SGVCOG pals had succeeded in building a homeless shelter on East Montecito, would Sierra Madre now be celebrating the complete eradication of homelessness within its borders?

Probably not.

Tonight's Special Meeting of the Sierra Madre City Council

All City Council meetings are special, but this one involves water and money so it becomes even more special. The Tea Party boys have been pushing hard for people to get their Prop 218 protest ballots in, so there should be at least 30 submitted is my guess. Or only several thousand short. Their influence in the community remains lasting and profound. You can link to the city's pertinent agenda report here.


The Tattler is visited by many Russians

I have no idea what they think this site is all about, but the stats show that each time we post an article dealing with President Mango a lot of traffic from Russian comes our way. Yesterday was no exception. Check out this screenshot from last evening:


Maybe they think we're this massive news site with millions of readers or something. It would be pretty funny if they did.

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63 comments:

  1. Who was that one homeless individual in 2017? Did he find a place to live?

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    1. Yes, our homeless person found a place to live and last I heard was very happy to be relocated to a shelter and services.

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  2. Whatever happened to Shoeless Jeff in the canyon?

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    1. inheritance can get many shoes if he wants

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    2. Is there a shoe fund at city hall? Or was that cut as well?

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  3. This is a Russian propaganda site.

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    1. Where you at it all night, or did you start early?

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    2. I don't see any MAGAs here. You sure it is a Russian site?

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    3. MAGA. доброе утро!

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  4. Indonesia? Brazil? Do foreign governments have data crawlers set up here?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media_measurement

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  5. The mad man is now going after the Koch Bros? Expect TeaPac to be meeting in "emergency plenum" soon.

    Trump Blasts 'Globalist' Koch Brothers as 'Total Joke': 'I Don't Need Their Money' - On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican billionaire donors the Charles and David Koch, blasting them as “globalists” with bad ideas. He called them a “total joke” and said he has “beaten them at every turn.”

    “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” he tweeted. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more.”

    “I made…them richer,” he continued in a second missive. “Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every turn. They want to protect their companies outside the U.S. from being taxed, I’m for America First & the American Worker – a puppet for no one.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-blasts-globalist-koch-brothers-as-total-joke-i-dont-need-their-money/

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    1. There must be a mass outbreak of schizophrenia on the right this morning.

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  6. I checked Memorial Park this morning and I saw no tents.

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    1. I packed up. I heard I wasn't wanted this year, so I moved to Pasadena.

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  7. Hmm Maybe I should apply for the Sierra Madre "token" homeless person. I'm sure there is federal,state,and local funding available.

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    1. I think that was sent to CalPERS as part of the $5 million.

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    2. No tokens for the "tokens" I say. But if you want to get into city government that is another thing. I hear there is an opening in the Clerk Department that pays ok. Wages are on a descending scale, however.

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  8. I don't know how this works but as a local blog tha gets that number of Russian hits, here is my question: Does every time the first post with Trump's name mentioned a link is made the bots get rolling?

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    1. I think yes

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    2. I am sure they monitor thousands of sites. The Russians have a big job this November. The GOP needs them.

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  9. The homeless population in Sierra Madre is as non existence as residents attending City Council meetings.
    You can thank TeaPac for this, all is "alright" with the city.

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  10. How does one count the homeless? Does a designated person go and check every nook and cranny to see that no one is sleeping there? Are they tagged so they don’t get re-tagged? As for Russian on line activity here....they have a huge population. One that seeks news from outside their country. The hits here aren’t that many. If they blog here, I haven’t been persuaded. So what’s the big deal?

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    1. Actually, yes. A friend of mine who lives in SM helped with the last census. They drive around at night tallying people under bridges etc.

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    2. Wait.. Russia has a huge population that seeks news so they flock to the little Tattler blog cover a small city of only 10k people? That’s a stretch of denial.

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    3. Not sure you understand what is being discussed here. Is there somebody you can speak with?

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    4. Classic troll technique... just repeatedly cast doubt.

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    5. 8:34-you call that a flock? A google search will bring you to many Tattler blogs. Russians have google. Doesn’t mean they looked at more than the headline and moved on.

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    6. Russians don’t read or speak English.
      No way russian google search would bring them here. I search the news everyday and have never been googled to Russia. Let alone a blog.

      Nice try comrade!

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    7. No Russians speak English. Uh huh.

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    8. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  11. In 2013, there were 3 and sometimes 4 homeless in Sierra Madre. Are we no longer counting them or did the Kensington take them in for free?

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  12. An addendum: Why no hits from China? Far more dangerous.

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    1. Not at the moment

      Their foreign policy is much smarter than that anyway

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    2. They do not have the ability to look at most sites outside of China,their internet access is tightly controlled. I believe blogger .com is banned.......

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  13. You must not be posting for the City of Sierra Madre 7:44am. The Council makes it a priority to increase City Employees salaries and wages.

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  14. Still siping that silly juice box 7:22am.
    The right gets it. You do not.
    Early morning TDS.

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    1. Obviously you suffer grievously from Trump Denial Syndrome. Talk to a professional.

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    2. Trump has a STD from all those affairs with strippers!

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    3. Haha ‘the right gets it’.
      Paul Manafort is about to get it. And he’s just the first in line.

      Cuckservative trolls trumped again!!!

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  15. People are mean on this site. Sad, angry people.

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    1. Since November, 2016.

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    2. People who are overly sensitive should probably not read this site. Please, for your own good, go read other things.

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  16. The zoning for East Montecito was changed to allow for a homeless shelter. Guess it goes to show that just because you zone it doesn’t mean they will come.

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  17. Does 10:15am live under one of the Sierra Madre bridges? The homeless census data takers asks every volunteer to check every nook and cranny, and 10:15am has the hardened street altitude of survial.
    Please for YOUR own good try to be nice.

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    1. Troll detector... how many bridges does Sierra Madre have?


      Ps.. I love it when someone tells someone else to be nice in all caps
      😂😂

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    2. Trolls live under bridges.

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  18. CELEBRATE. Today is National Avocado Day.

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    1. Don’t tell the trumpettes...

      Avocados are Mexican!

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    2. They're separating the little avocados from the big ones.

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    3. HAhahhaa
      Laughed out loud

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  20. The zoning on East Montecito was changed, as other sections of the town.
    No guessing, the fact that a very good council was making decisions during that time period is the reason why no shelter was built.

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  21. The alligator pear tree or avocado, originates from central Mexico.
    The original name translated for the fruit was "testicle".
    Dont tell the Progressives!

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    1. Trumplings are weird.

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    2. Haha comeback fail

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    3. No. You're very strange.

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  22. https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/31/technology/facebook-removes-pages/index.html

    russians now pushing left-wing causes to create chaos.

    you're their tool

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    1. The actual story is the Russians are trying to create chaos by working both the far right and the far left. The intended beneficiary being Trump, of course. Putin's slave boy.

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    2. Can’t we just bomb like everyone else in the good old days?

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  23. Will the government save money by putting Manafort, Donny Jr. and Jared in the same cell ?

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  24. Will the government save money by putting Manafort, Donny Jr and Jared in the same cell?

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