Re “Will cleaning up the American River Parkway send more homeless people into the suburbs?” (sacbee.com, June 17): There is general agreement that solving the illegal camping in the American River Parkway requires vigorous enforcement of existing law. There is also agreement that there is nowhere for the illegal campers to go. What is needed is a homeless center that can accommodate large numbers of people, pets and property. Haven for Hope program in San Antonio provides the model. It shelters almost 2,000 people nightly in its combination of indoor and courtyard components. San Antonio’s homeless service organizations are also based there. It is an approach Sacramento should examine.
David Lukenbill, American River Parkway Preservation Society