Can you believe it? Termed out Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever,a Republican, is actually trying to shut down the soup kitchens in his city. He “says the idea is a first step in fighting Costa Mesa’s homeless problem: “My belief is that if we manage to put the soup kitchen out of business that would go a long way toward addressing the attractive nuisance we have in our city that’s creating a huge negative impact,” according to ABC News.
According to the OC Weekly, “Not everyone is laughing at their cartoon character of a mayor. Councilwoman Wendy Leece, liaison to the city’s Homeless Task Force, tells the Times of the people the charities help, “They are Costa Mesa families, and I think that’s where the mayor needs to step back. They are Costa Mesa residents who have fallen on hard times.” Continue reading