A new city staff report detailing how Escondido spent dollars earmarked to address homelessness is garnering backlash from residents. They say too much of it went to the police department and not homeless services.
La Posada de Guadalupe has provided shelter and support for hundreds of unhoused men for decades, but after seeing a rapidly growing need, they’re extending their services to homeless women and children.
Voters rejected a sales tax measure in Escondido that proponents were hoping would help solve the city’s budget problems. The city is now back to pursuing temporary fixes and potentially big cuts to city services.