For more than a year, Whittier’s political leaders have been wrestling with how to handle the local homeless crisis, which has seen the development of three encampments.
Two of those encampments have been cleared, but the debate rages on. With a March 3 election date set, voters will get an opportunity to say how well the city is doing managing the issue and whether new faces — and ideas — are needed. …
Challenger I.L. Leon Savage, an accounting bookkeeper, would remove sex offenders from their homes to create space for the homeless.
“I would put good hard-working families in those places,” Savage said. “We would have child predators taken out of our communities. We are rewarding the wrong behavior.” Full Article