Loaves and Fishes, the landmark Sacramento homeless aid station, wants to upgrade their Friendship Park. But the upgrade won't come without controversy.
The plan is to move Friendship Park to a larger patch already owned by the agency.
But the Sacramento Bee reports neighbors and businesses in the River District are saying making the park larger, would mean more homeless milling around the area.
But it would also mean, hopefully getting the homeless off busy 12th Street and into a safer, more congenial park-like setting instead of the repurposed, gravel-covered parking lot.
Many improvements for homeless visitors, like safe bike storage and kennels for animals would be included in the new Friendship Park.
As for attracting more homeless, Loaves and Fishes says their numbers have remained steady for the last 10 years.