30-second encampment and illegal dumping petition

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

About 700 petitions have been submitted as of 6/26/20. 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 (1) to 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.

PICS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING IN SAN JOSE NEIGHBORHOODS

VIDEO 1 | VIDEO 2

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.

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,

Santa Clara County has succeeded in mitigating the impact of COVID-19, so it is once again time to address the safety and health issues posed by illegal dumping next to or at encampments. As of 5/14/20, there were 84 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Santa Clara County. The progress continues. It is now evident that social distancing and the use of masks works. It is no longer acceptable to delay addressing safety and health issues due to fear of COVID-19.

I, along with almost 700 others as of 6/26/20, 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. Address the crisis in our neighborhood.

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. White Road at Rose Ave, San Jose, CA 95127
3. Rose Ave at Lyndale Ave, San Jose, CA 95127
4. White Road at Florence Ave, San Jose, CA 95127.
5. Checkers Drive and Perrone Circle, San Jose, CA 95116.

Photos taken in May 2020:
PICS OF ILLEGAL DUMPING IN SAN JOSE NEIGHBORHOODS

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