Rialto Leadership Lacks The Ability To Lead ALL of Rialto

With homeless population increasing every single day and the core of the city falling into disrepair many of the regular unconnected people in Rialto are asking if our leaders still have what it takes to lead all of Rialto. There is development happening in the North and South ends of the city but as you move closer to the city center the decay becomes quite evident. This question isn’t just something whispered about in quite circles but people are asking it out loud in public forums and there really isn’t any answer to the questions.

At the Rialto Unified School Safety Seminar the question was asked multiple times about what the city and schools are doing to deal with homelessness and the crime and consequences that come with them. Rialto Police Lt. Cameron Nelson said that the police departments hands are tied by new public camping laws (nobody ever references a specific law). The problem has become so bad that parks and schools are now dealing with homeless living in the or near them. One are that was brought up at the school safety seminar was the walking trail behind Rialto Middle School and Warner Elementary School. Both of these schools have access gates that open up into this trail. This BLOGGER brought up many concerns with this trail and having access gates to the schools. The powers that be said I was crazy and just trying to get in the way of progress. Now we have unstable people living where kids walk to school and have access to the schools. Does a child have to be hurt or go missing before anyone listens?

When it comes to what our leaders it seems that most of them are ok with Rialto becoming an homeless magnet. Mayor Deborah Robertson seems on a fast track to begin opening housing shelters in Rialto. When new laws are thrown in the public’s faces as the reason that more isn’t being done to fix the problem I wonder what benefit we get from the HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of $$$$$ we spend on lobbyists and having our elected officials travel with our tax dollars to Washington and Sacramento.

Some if the worst areas of our city are the main corridors that people travel every single day! Areas like Route 66 that are full of shuttered businesses, graffiti and homeless are far from the beacons of progress and prosperity that our leaders preach about.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. juliajoyce52Joyce
    Feb 24, 2019 @ 20:58:40

    David, can you tell me where these sites are? Allocation would be helpful to me in addressing this to our city leaders. Thank you.

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  2. Joyce
    Feb 24, 2019 @ 21:01:40

    The problem has become so bad that parks and schools are now dealing with homeless living in the or near them. One are that was brought up at the school safety seminar….. can you clearify this sentence? Second paragraph..

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    • rialto-now
      Feb 25, 2019 @ 02:55:30

      There were schools brought up at the safety seminar at Eisenhower high school last week. I have seen the issue at Flores Park and Freguson park myself.

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      • rialto-now
        Feb 25, 2019 @ 18:07:01

        Rosa Fuentes · 1:16:20 can the police department offer more patrols around the schools were people are living in their cars. lately I have witness an increase of homeless people living in their cars and also camping in the Electric Pacific bike trail.

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