Monday, February 18, 2008

Ontario's "Tent City"

I was traveling when this story (again by Andrea Bennett) was printed in the Daily Bulletin last Friday, but the story Tent City Growing: Ontario's homeless enclave becomes regional haven was certainly an eye-opener.

According to the article, an airport-adjacent area (Cucamonga Avenue and Jefferson Street) was designated as a location for the city's homeless last July. Hundreds of people from around the region live there today, a matter which concerns Mayor Paul Leon, Councilman Jason Anderson, and San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt. Leon:

We've always been willing to accept responsibility for the homeless in Ontario, but we cannot take on the burden of all the homeless of San Bernardino County.