Bureaucracy, housing for cars and legalize sleep!

Without a Roof


“I just wanted to shake your hand. Your Bill, a homeless advocate, right?” — A young lady at Catholic Ladies Food Locker in Chico.

We share warm smiles and a hearty handshake. I ask, “Do you follow me on Facebook?”

“I know you from the Greater Chico Homeless Task Force. I went a few times and found it ineffectual. The real work is being done directly on the streets.”

I replied, “It sure is and thank you for recognizing this. I don’t go to the GCHTF anymore either. I would add bureaucracy to what you said.”
I invited at least ten people in 2013 when I participated in all the meetings. They all backed away for similar reasons, most after one or two meetings.

I returned after a six month hiatus for two meetings and have decided to no longer participate in this forum.
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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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