June 2008 – From the Beachhead: Come on, Bill!

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Bill Rosendahl has been, in most respects, an excellent representative for Council District 11, including Venice.

He has stood up for Lincoln Place tenants and has opposed many of the most outrageous development schemes for our town.

Yet, he must be judged by the same standard we would apply to anyone, that is: How does he treat the most defenseless members of our society?

The homeless, including those who sleep in cars, are powerless when confronted by city government, the police, landlords, employers, and even homeowners.

We urge our friend Bill to make his first priority finding safe and healthy places for mobile residents to spend the night. Then, and only then, should rules about who can park on our streets be promulgated.

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