San Diego Board of Port Commissioners Supports Homelessness Best Practices

PortLast month, the Board of Commissioners for the San Diego Unified Port District took action in favor of homelessness best practices.

In his presentation at the Board meeting, Chief of Harbor Police John Bolduc, noted that the areas around the Port have seen an increase in homelessness in the past few years, as measured by police calls for assistance and homeless census counts.

After Chief Bolduc concluded his presentation, the Board unanimously directed staff to conduct further assessment on the impacts of homelessness to the Port District; investigate efforts of adjacent cities and the County to address homelessness; and to prepare a “Homelessness Best Practices Policy Recommendation” for the Board of Port Commissioners.

Our Campaign Coordinator, Jennifer LeSar, was the first public speaker on this item and she congratulated the Port on getting more involved in ending homelessness.  She noted, “the involvement of all stakeholders is needed in order for our region to get everyone off the street and into housing.”