Prioritizing passion projects over a societal crisis

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Spend up to $50 million on new libraries or make a larger commitment to tackling a homelessness problem that has been described as a “crisis” by many working on the homeless issue in our communities?Minutes after listening to Deputy County Executive Officer – Homelessness Solutions Natalie Komuro describe a more than 20% increase in homelessness countywide according to the Riverside County 2019 Point-In-Time Count, the supervisors approved up to $50 million in bond issuance to pay for the construction of three new libraries in Riverside County.My immediate reaction to the congratulating and praising of the library proposal’s final approval was – “Ummm, before dedicating all that money to new libraries, can we go back and talk about that homeless thing again?”I realize i
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