Caltrans is removing homeless encampments in Midtown Sacramento this week.
This comes after complaints about trash, needles and human waste from Sacramento residents. City Councilmember Jeff Harris says Caltrans has the jurisdiction to remove the encampments under an infrastructure safety hazard law. However, Councilmember Katie Valenzuela says Caltrans has no intention of relocating these people.
"Not all of us are bad. I read an article the other day that people don't want their children to walk past us to go to school. Well, I have three kids of my own and to stereotype all of us is messed up," a woman who goes by the name of 'Skater Steve' said while staying in the Northgate area. Caltrans says they've been working with the city since August to offer those living at the encampment resources and services for better living situations, according to ABC10,