Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, the county's lead negotiator for homeless litigation, issued the following statement on the landmark settlement:
"This settlement is an important step forward in Orange County’s efforts to build our System of Care and broader homeless response plan."
"We’re showing the way forward with this settlement through shelter and wrap around services. The county is also implementing innovative solutions to further address homelessness such a public private partnerships to develop a mental health system, establishment of the inaugural Orange County Housing Finance Trust, and breaking down silos to deliver integrated correctional services.”
“For three years, I have championed this effort as the First District Supervisor, following my proposal to create the Director of Care Coordination position."
"Orange County will continue to do everything we can to provide help to those in need who are willing to embrace a constructive life path, and we won’t tolerate dangerous elements intent on harassing our neighborhoods."
“I want to thank the Judge Carter for his leadership, this landmark settlement will allow the county and cities in the North and Central Service Planning Areas to enforce local anti-camping ordinances and protect our neighborhoods.”
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