Dear Chief Bertini, 7/21/2019
I commend you for removing the homeless from Santa Cruz Avenue in preparation for the festival this weekend.
I have talked to the merchants and they want to be assured that the homeless ( especially “Amanda” who sleeps on the sidewalk in front of Pharmaca ) will NOT return to the street.
San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc have allowed homelessness to grow into a serious health risk.
Public “camping” on city sidewalks needs to be properly responded to.
The homeless need mental health care, food and shelter.
Now that is cleaned up, Please make sure the homeless do not return to the street in Menlo Park. They need intervention and care.
Menlo Park resident