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Aug 20

[ARCHIVED] Are Neighboring Cities Transporting Homeless to Modesto?

The original item was published from August 20, 2018 5:02 PM to August 20, 2018 5:13 PM

Today, in a joint letter with Stanislaus County CEO Jody Hayes, I sent a letter to the City of Escalon expressing my deep concern about the practice of transporting homeless individuals to the City of Modesto.  We're working hard to help those experiencing homelessness in our community, and we encourage our neighbors to address the same in their communities without compounding the problem for us. 

Based on pictures taken on August 16 of Escalon Police dropping a homeless individual off in Modesto, we started searching for answers.  The result of the review is captured in this letter.

Modesto Stanislaus County Letter to Escalon Page 1
Modesto Stanislaus County Letter to Escalon Page 2

I encourage the citizens of Modesto to watch this closely.  Jody and I will be monitoring this and will update you as we learn more.  Thanks for your support.