BREAKING NEWS – Coronado, California – California cities have battled a homeless crisis for years, while still throwing billions of dollars at the spiraling tragedy to help those who are in dire need of housing.
But one city has defied the odds, reporting the lowest homeless population in the state.
Republican Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey said there are no vagrants in his city at all, and he joined “Fox & Friends First” to describe how he has reinforced a no-encampment policy while still upholding the rule of law.
Bailey explained that the city works with the police department and a homeless service provider to give the homeless only one option — to get the help they need.
Coronado funds “reasonable” services to help those struggling get “back on their feet,” but noted the city also has a no-tolerance policy for violating municipal codes.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was outraged at the mayor’s policy. “How dare he! Who does he think he is?” she angrily said while walking the halls in Congress when a reporter asked for a comment. “That man is trying to force people to do better and get themselves on the feet, while the homeless person would simply rather be left alone and take it easy on public and/or private property! I’ll tell you what I plan to do. I’m going to try to garnish support to stop Mayor Bailey’s harassment, and introduce a bill that I’ll call ‘Bum’s Rights!’”