Ron DeSantis sounded the alarm on this problem from California spreading to Florida

Feb 28, 2024

California is the breeding ground for the failed policies created by Democrats.

These problems often find their way to the rest of the country.

And Ron DeSantis sounded the alarm on this problem from California spreading to Florida.

California has become the poster child for the growing homelessness problem in the country.

The state’s major cities, like San Francisco and Los Angeles, are overrun with homeless camps and the accompanying problems, such as crime and drugs that come with them.

Florida is trying to keep the homeless problems that have plagued California from sprouting in the Sunshine State.

Bills in the Florida Legislature ban camping on public property by the homeless

The homeless problem in California and other Democrat jurisdictions is fueled in part by cities that let the homeless camp on public property.

Libraries and other public places are filled with tents and become shanty towns for the homeless population.

Bills in the House and Senate of the Florida Legislature are trying to stop this problem dead in its tracks.

HB 1365 and Senate SB 1630 would ban counties and municipalities from allowing the homeless to camp on public property.

The bills would designate areas to set up homeless shelters and provide help for them to get back on their feet.

Ron DeSantis wants to stop “Sodom and Gomorrah” homeless camps from popping up in Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis weighed in in support of the homeless bills working their way through the Florida Legislature.

He also offered some recommendations to the bills to help them withstand the inevitable “judicial scrutiny” they will face from Democrats.

DeSantis asked lawmakers to insert language in the bills that allows the state to help with “mental health” at the homeless shelters created by them.

“You got to have sheltering ability and then if they want to set up some of these sites, it can’t just be some site that is like Sodom and Gomorrah where they’re using drugs and doing all this stuff,” DeSantis said. “It needs to be a situation where help is available.”

He warned that the homeless problem in Florida has gotten worse as more people moved to the state during his time in office.

“I think there would probably be a handful where we would want to make sure that this thing doesn’t go sideways because I can tell you, I mean, you guys probably know you have people that have moved to Florida in large numbers,” DeSantis explained. “We’ve always attracted people, but particularly over the last three or four years.”

The Florida governor has warned that a homeless problem like California’s could develop in the state unless the legislature takes action.

“There’s a danger that this could be something that could explode in one of our cities in Florida,” DeSantis warned.

Amendments to the bills added “behavioral health services,” including substance abuse and mental health resources.

Florida is moving one step closer to stopping one of the worst problems in California from taking root in the state.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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