30-second encampment and illegal dumping petition

Submit a 30-second online petition to request action on illegal dumping at homeless encampments.

Almost 300 petitions have been submitted as of 10/12/19. Please use the form below to submit an online petition to the San Jose City Council, local county officials, local state representatives, the California Governor and the City of San Jose’s Homelessness Response Team. The report requests that the City of San Jose and other elected officials ensure that the City of San Jose’s Homelessness Response Team is provided with the resources it needs to be able to (1) visit encampment(s) to provide the unhoused/homeless with access to services within one business day and (2) to clear the location(s) of any health hazards and illegal dumping left behind. The text of the report is listed below the form.

YOUR INFORMATION

1. Required: Your First and Last Name

2. Required: Your Email Address

3. Required: Your Street or Cross Street. Do not list your City. Do not list your State.

4. Required: Your Zip Code

5. Required:

ENCAMPMENT INFORMATION

6. Optional: Please list any additional comments you'd like included as the last paragraph of your online petition.

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THE TEXT OF YOUR REPORT IS LISTED BELOW

Dear San Jose City Council, local county officials, local state representatives, the California Governor and the City of San Jose Homelessness Response Team,

I, along with almost 300 others as of 10/12/19, urge you to ensure that the City of San Jose’s the City of San Jose’s Homelessness Response Team is provided with the resources it needs to be able to (1) visit encampment(s) to provide the unhoused/homeless with access to services within one business day and (2) to clear the location(s) of any health hazards and illegal dumping. The situation at some locations in San Jose has become a dire health and safety hazard. The Homelessness Response Team is apparently now unable to act for weeks at a time. Both housed and unhoused residents of San Jose need you to act immediately.

Some encampments unfortunately appear to attract two types of illegal activities. One is illegal activity other than illegal dumping. The other type of activity is illegal dumping. It is apparent that the illegal dumping at some sites is unrelated to the unhoused individuals. Illegal dumpers appear to take advantage of the unhoused by dumping at the encampment(s). Illegal dumpers are victimizing both our neighborhoods and the unhoused.

For example, please provide the City of San Jose’s Homelessness Response Team with the resources to provide the unhoused/homeless with access to services and clear the following location(s) of any health hazards and illegal dumping within one business day. The illegal dumping at the encampments has not been addressed for weeks as of 10/12/19. ADDRESS THE CRISIS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, SUCH AS LYNDALE, ASAP.

1. Capitol Expressway and Mervyns Way. Along the Capitol Expressway fence and in the dirt area in that location. Next to 920 S Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95127.
2. Highwood Ave and South Capitol Ave; right behind the Capitol Expressway wall

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PICS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING IN SAN JOSE NEIGHBORHOODS

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