Bye-bye Chargers – let’s turn their practice field into a homeless camp!
SAN DIEGO (KGTV)–Creating a quick, temporary respite for San Diego’s homeless population at Qualcomm Stadium was at the forefront of today’s meeting of the San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homelessness.
Committee chair and City Councilmember Christopher Ward, who represents the third district, presented options including:
- Temporary housing at Golden Hall downtown
- Temporary housing at Qualcomm Stadium practice field
- Expanding outreach efforts
- Creating more places in city-controlled facilities where people who live in their cars can spend the night
“One of the big barriers people have from getting off the streets today is that their stuff is on the streets,” Ward said. “So trying to go interview with the Housing Council or seek health assistance or do a job interview, they don’t want to leave their stuff. We don’t have enough storage and that’s something the city can provide.”
Why can’t we just have both?
The Chargers aren’t doing anything with the stadium in the off season. Just because you’re homeless, doesn’t mean you automatically abandon striving for your personal best. I say we welcome America’s new athletic division, featuring it’s first Homeless Football Team.
It’s only a matter of days once there that the homeless will start complaining about the poor restroom facilities at the Q. And then the SD City Council will miraculously find all the money it needs to fix up the joint. Voters will then approve a new ‘Soccer/Homeless City’complex with 92% of the vote.
And the Chargers will naturally win the SB this season.
Chargers ain’t getting by the Raiders – nobody is. They are destined to win a SB in Oakland before they leave!
Though it would be humorous to see the Chargers win the SB just to see if anyone shows up for the parade. Wouldn’t it be in LA?