Protesters continue to show up at Irvine City Council meetings warning council members they’ll be voted out if city leaders do anything to help homeless in Irvine.
Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea is adding fuel to the fire urging residents to call Irvine Police if they see homeless people on the street, unaware that being homeless is not a crime.
From the LA Times story Wednesday:
Meanwhile, Councilwoman Christina Shea urged residents to “get a good description of the homeless” migrating to Irvine “in increasing numbers” and call the police.
“We have not had a homeless problem in years because we take care of our low-income and needy populations,” she added. “It’s very troubling to have the county shove their housing responsibilities to the cities.”
Shea seems to forget it was she who made the motion to zone county-owned land near the Great Park for a homeless shelter and her hateful comments about the homeless show her philosophy of governing. Wet your finger and stick in the air to see how the wind is blowing.
Shea and Mayor Don Wagner wear their Christianity on their sleeves and try to apply this approach to actual government policy. I’ll remind them Jesus Christ himself was a homeless man who hung out with thieves, lepers, and prostitutes. If only these elected leaders had the same compassion for the homeless that their Savior did.