With the news that Slumlords Floyd and Betty Squire’s breeding ground for crime might potentially be shut down. Maybe Eureka can start to address its City wide glut of substandard “crime breeding” slum housing. Most of the criminal activity that gets blamed on the houseless citizens of Eureka is actually being committed by the residents of these, not up to code, cockroach infested, flop houses, dotting Eureka’s landscape.
Much of Eureka’s public safety resources are spent responding to crimes, overdoses and beatings at these locations.
Eureka has made noise about cleaning up this situation up in the past only to have these powerful property owners fight back both legally and politically. For the last couple of decades the slum lords have prevailed. Maybe with the makeup of this new city council the opportunity is there to finally turn this around.
Note to “Eureka Citizen” maybe your time would be better spend going after these profiteer slumlords than their victims (panhandlers)